Tshihwana bowTshihwana bow is a venda mouth resonated bow. ‘It is made from a piece of wood that tapers on either end, so that there is a thicker piece of wood in the centre of the bow’ (Levine, 2015).

To play the instrument the bow is held against the player’s mouth, the mouth itself is the resonator. The bow can be plucked with the fingers, or with a small ‘pick’ made of a thorn or a piece of wood


Levine, L., 2005. The Drumcafe’s Traditional Music of South Africa. 1st ed. Johannesburg: Jacana Media