The door harp makes a wonderful, unique and unforgettable gift. Perfect wedding gift, birthday gift and housewarming gift! A musical gift with gentle chimes that welcome guests into your home!
I first saw a door harp hanging on a friend’s door about 40 years ago and loved the way it looked and the sounds it made. I decided to make a door harp for our front door, and then started making door harps as gifts for friends.
As far as I have managed to find out, it appears that the door harp is an Old World instrument, which apparently originated in Scandinavia. It has been used in Northern European countries for centuries to welcome guests and bring good luck.
I created my own designs for the door harps. Some of them have the “feeling” of musical instruments – the “Classic” and the “Junior Classic”, while others have a Biblical/ Jewish basis – the “Hamsa”, the “King David’s Harp” and the “Biblical Lyre” (based on an artistic interpretation of the ancient instrument, which appears on the Israeli half shekel coin). 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. Woodsong door harps come individually boxed with a screw for mounting (good for both wooden and metal doors). A tuning wrench may be ordered separately. The door harps are individually handcrafted and fine-finished, to bring out the grain of the wood. Since they are individually crafted, no two are exactly alike. Door harp prices do not include the cost of shipping. The cost of shipping for a single door harp is $18 by ECO Post, with a tracking number, to any destination. Two door harps, sent in one parcel, to the same address – $20. If you wish the door harps to be sent via EXPRESS MAIL SERVICE, with insurance, there will be a minimum additional charge of $15. For multiple orders, please e-mail us regarding shipping costs. Postage and handling inside Israel is 25 shekels per door harp (by registered mail). For more than one door harp, sent in one parcel, please e-mail or call us for shipping costs.