The subing is a bamboo jaw harp of the Cuyinin people of Palawan Island in western Philippines. Despite their length of approximately 20-25 cm., the actual functioning part of the subbing is quite small with a resultantly high pitch. Subing are often tuned by a small piece of pitch or insect wax on the tongue. Usually subing are decorated and come with a bamboo case. This instrument was collected in Manila in 1987.
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