The door harp consists of a hollow, wooden sound box, strung with metal strings, which are tuned to a chord. It is attached to the inside of the front door, and when the door is opened or closed, the wooden balls bounce on the strings, creating a gentle, harmonious sound. The door harp’s welcoming chimes will fill your home with good vibrations.
My first encounter with a door harp was about 40 years ago, when I went to consult with a client, in the Old City of Jerusalem, and heard delightful, gentle chimes, as I entered their home.
Attached to the inside of the front door, I saw, for the first time a beautiful door harp. I was mesmerized by this simple, ingenious little instrument, and began doing further research on it.
It seems that the door harp originated about 700 years ago, in Scandinavia (Sweden and Finland), as a result of encounters with the Chinese. There appears to be a connection between the Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui (which uses chimes, hung around windows and doors, to move bad energy out, and good energy in) and the Scandinavian door harp, whose gentle chimes welcome guests into one’s home and bring good luck and good vibes.
As well as using them in homes, they can be used in shops, offices or clinics to announce the arrival of clients. They also make perfect gifts for weddings, housewarmings, birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, Hannukah, or any special occasion!
DIMENSIONS: 19.5 x 29.5cm