Mouth Harps from India

In South India, Mouth Harps are called Morsing.

Morsing is professionally played in Carnatic Music, the traditional classical music of South India, as a percussive instrument. Rhythms are communicated from teacher to student through a system of vocal rhythms called Konnakol, which also forms the basis of other forms of percussion like the double ended drum Mridangam. Mridangam and Morsing  are often played together in duos, frequently culminating in energetic bouts of call and response.
Two brothers in the Southern state of Tamil Nadu, in a town not far from the border of Kerala, work alongside each other forging their Morsings in a small outdoor workshop. Named Selvam and Ganesan, they work simultaneously, but separately; each brother has a distinct network of clients and customers, and they are careful not to cross each other in business.
World Harps has managed to purchase stock from both brothers; however, in this wholesale catalog the Morsings are made by Selvam.

In North India, Mouth Harps are called Morchang.

Morchang is a traditional folk instrument in the Northern states of Rajasthan and Gujarat.
In Rajasthan, the Morchang is an instrument of historically nomadic desert people, played by wandering musicians and bards. In Gujarat, it has long been a shepherd’s instrument, played by boys to pass time while tending their flocks.

In this collection, Morchangs from each of four different makers living in the Rajasthani desert near the border of Pakistan have specific, recognizable traits in the characters of their sound and playability. These makers have been blacksmiths for generations, and the art of making Morchang has been passed down over and over from father to son.
For easy identification of their work, three of these makers decorate their Morchangs with an individual ‘signature’, a specific pattern stamped into the frame. The fourth, Mohanlal, completely disregards this practice, decorating his Morchangs however he feels…or not at all.

Rekharam’s Morchangs have warm, wholesome sounds, with a solid playability.
Gorkharam’s Morchangs have soft, responsive sounds, with a congenial timbre.
Khetaram’s Morchangs have clear, metallic sounds, with a puissant delivery.
Mohanlal’s Morchangs have sharp, professional sounds, with terrific overtones.

Please make your selection according to these four individual characters!

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SALE! Wholesale prices discounted as marked:
Note: Morchangs of assorted designs are available in either iron or brass. When indicated, different makers of the same design/material/price category may be combined for minimum wholesale amounts.
 

India (Tamil Nadu) Iron Morsing
IND-SVM-IR-MORSING
Maker: Selvam
Material: Iron
Wholesale $12.00 ea. SALE: 10/$100.00
Suggested Retail $20.00
[Packaged in individual cardboard boxes]
(Minimum 5 per order)

India (Rajasthan) Kheta Small Iron Round
IND-KHT-IR-SM/ROUND
Maker: Khetaram
Material: Iron
Wholesale $10.00 SALE $9.00 ea.
Suggested Retail $20.00 $18.00
(Minimum 5 per order)

India (Rajasthan) Kheta Iron Round
IRJ-KHT-IR-ROUND
Maker: Khetaram
Material: Iron
Wholesale $12.50 ea.
SALE: 10/$100 [assorted makers in same design/material/price OK]
Suggested Retail $25.00
(Minimum 5 per order)

India (Rajasthan) Rekha Iron Round
IND-REK-IR-ROUND
Maker: Rekharam
Material: Iron
Wholesale $12.50 ea.
SALE: 10/$100 [assorted makers in same design/material/price OK]
Suggested Retail $25.00
(Minimum 5 per order)

India (Rajasthan) Gorkha Iron Round
IND-GOR-IR-ROUND
Maker: Gorkharam
Material: Iron
Wholesale $12.50 ea.
SALE: 10/$100 [assorted makers in same design/material/price OK]
Suggested Retail $25.00
(Minimum 5 per order)

India (Rajasthan) Mohan Iron Round
IND-MOH-IR-ROUND
Maker: Mohanlal
Material: Iron
Wholesale $20.00 SALE $19.00 ea.
Suggested Retail $40.00 $38.00
(Minimum 3 per order)

India (Rajasthan) Gorkha Large Iron Round
IND-GOR-IR-LG/ROUND
Maker: Gorkharam
Material: Iron
(Decoration around entire frame)
Wholesale $15.00 SALE $14.00 ea.
Suggested Retail $30.00 $28.00
(Minimum 5 per order)

India (Rajasthan) Kheta Iron Straight
IND-KHT-IR-STRAIGHT
Maker: Khetaram
Material: Iron
Wholesale $15.00 SALE $14.00 ea.
[Assorted makers in same design/material/price OK]
Suggested Retail $30.00 $28.00
(Minimum 5 per order)

India (Rajasthan) Gorkha Iron Straight
IND-GOR-IR-STRAIGHT
Maker: Gorkharam
Material: Iron
Wholesale $15.00 SALE $14.00 ea.
[Assorted makers in same design/material/price OK]
Suggested Retail $30.00 $28.00
(Minimum 5 per order)

India (Rajasthan) Gorkha Brass Straight
IND-GOR-BR-STRAIGHT
Maker: Gorkharam
Material: Brass
Wholesale $25.00 SALE $22.50 ea.
Suggested Retail $50.00 $45.00
(Minimum 3 per order)

India (Rajasthan) Kheta Iron Hybrid
IND-KHT-IR-HYBRID
Maker: Khetaram
Material: Iron
Wholesale $15.00 SALE $14.00 ea.
Suggested Retail $30.00 $28.00
(Minimum 5 per order)

India (Rajasthan) Gorkha Brass Hybrid
IRJ-GOR-BR-HYBRID
Maker: Gorkharam
Material: Brass
Wholesale $25.00 SALE $22.50 ea.
Suggested Retail $50.00 $45.00
(Minimum 2 per order)

India (Rajasthan) Mohan Brass Round
IND-MOH-BR-ROUND
Maker: Mohanlal
Material: Brass
Wholesale $30.00 SALE $24.00 ea.
Suggested Retail $60.00 $48.00
(Minimum 2 per order)

India (Rajasthan) Mohan Brass Peacock
IND-MOH-BR-PEACOCK
Maker: Mohanlal
Material: Brass
Wholesale $32.50 SALE $25.00 ea.
Suggested Retail $65.00 $50.00
(Minimum 2 per order)

India (Rajasthan) Mohan Brass Mustache
IRJ-MOH-BR-MUSTACHE
Maker: Mohanlal
Material: Brass
Wholesale $32.50 SALE $25.00 ea.
Suggested Retail $65.00 $50.00
(Minimum 2 per order)

India (Rajasthan) Gorkha Brass Rivet King
IND-GOR-BR-RIVETKING
Maker: Gorkharam
Material: Brass
Wholesale $32.50 SALE $25.00 ea.
Suggested Retail $65.00 $50.00
(Minimum 2 per order)

India (Rajasthan) Gorkha Brass Rivet Queen
IND-GOR-BR-RIVETQUEEN
Maker: Gorkharam
Material: Brass
Wholesale $32.50 SALE $25.00 ea.
Suggested Retail $65.00 $50.00
(Minimum 2 per order)

This wholesale price list is exclusively for businesses in the USA who wish to carry a selection of Mouth Harps from the World Harps Collection for resale.
Please browse all designs according to country.
To place an order, email your choice of each Mouth Harp’s Name & Unique Code in a list with desired quantities to worldharps@gmail.com. Please also include your business name and location, along with your website and contact info.
A minimum of five (5) Mouth Harps per each design selected will qualify for a wholesale order, unless otherwise specified.
Wholesale orders should total to at least $100.00.
To request a lesser amount if needed, please contact Neptune: worldharps@gmail.com.

Note: Retail orders are also available if you are not an established business.
Retail prices are mentioned.

Please keep in mind that all of these Mouth Harps are collected by Neptune as he regularly travels across the world, so your order will be reviewed and responded to as soon as possible.
Thank you!