Mouth Harps from Russia

In Russia, Mouth Harps are called Vargan.

During Stalin’s rule in Communist Russia, Vargans were regarded as vestiges of the traditional past. Outlawed for their close ties to spiritual Shamanism, they were suppressed and nearly eliminated in many regions of the Soviet Union. Along with other rhythmic instruments like the frame drum, Vargans have traditionally been played by shamans in a slow, repetitive manner to assist in inducing a state of trance; the instrument is believed to be able take a person to the world of spirits.
The traditions of both making and playing Mouth Harps in Russia was fortunately preserved in pockets across the union, and since the USSR collapsed the instrument has been making a slow comeback. Within the last decade, a phenomenon of flash revival has occurred, and the Vargan has made grand steps forward into Russian society as a contemporary musical instrument. There are now dozens of Russian makers, with new makers of the instrument appearing every year across the Federation. Many of these new makers are also engineers, and with the help of modern tools and manufacturing processes along with Russian Ingenuity, they have raised the bar unbelievably high towards producing of some of the most remarkable instruments available in the Mouth Harp world today.

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Russia (Altai) Standard Vargan
RUS-PPK-BR-VARGALTAI
Maker: P. Potkin
Material: Brass
Wholesale $19.00 ea.
Suggested Retail $38.00

(Minimum 3 per order)

Russia (Ural) Glazyrin Wave
RUS-GLZ-SS-WAVE
Maker: Glazyrin
Material: Stainless Steel
Wholesale $30.00 ea.
Suggested Retail $50.00

(Minimum 2 per order)

Russia (Ural) Glazyrin Lighthouse
RUS-GLZ-SS-LIGHTHOUSE
Maker: Glazyrin
Material: Stainless Steel
Wholesale $30.00 ea.
Suggested Retail $50.00

(Minimum 2 per order)

Russia (Ural) Glazyrin Compass
RUS-GLZ-SS-COMPASS
Maker: Glazyrin
Material: Stainless Steel
Wholesale $30.00 ea.
Suggested Retail $50.00

(Minimum 2 per order)

Russia (Ural) Glazyrin Sail
RUS-GLZ-SS-SAIL
Maker: Glazyrin
Material: Stainless Steel
Wholesale $35.00 ea.
Suggested Retail $60.00

(Minimum 2 per order)

Russia (Ural) Glazyrin Cricket
RUS-GLZ-SS-CRICKET
Maker: Glazyrin
Material: Stainless Steel
Wholesale $55.00 ea.
Suggested Retail $90.00

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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!