Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Harp in the Park


I didn't know this instrument is called Harp in English. We call it "Chang" [چنگ] in Farsi which means five fingers or claws. I did a little bit of research and I found that the origin of the harp goes back to 4000 BC in Egypt and 3000 BC in Persia.

4 comments:

Petrea said...

I like your picture of the carving, compared with the modern photo. The harp is a remarkable instrument.

Dina said...

Very interesting what your research found.
And I have NEVER seen a harpist playing on the street for donations.
Good find, Meead!

Jimmy said...

Oh wow. This is one quite a big harp! :) She could definitely play it, right?

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Halley the Harper said...

Oh wow! Thanks for visiting the Portland farmer's market!

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