King David’s Door Harp
The design of this door harp is based on the Biblical “Kinnor David” as it was depicted on an Israeli coin that was taken out of circulation many years ago. Click to read more: The King David’s door harp is made from laminated poplar, and is stained and fine-finished to bring out the wood grains. Since Woodsong door harps are individually handcrafted, no two are exactly alike.
“Listed over forty times in the Bible and the first instrument mentioned in the Hebrew scriptures, the “lyre” (Heb. kinor, Gr. kithara) was one of the foundation stones for the musical culture of the Hebrew clans. The kinor was played by common people and kings and was an integral part of their worship, celebrations and daily life. Much like its modern day ancestor, the guitar, the kinor was the instrument of the people and the instrument of their times. Despite the information that has been preserved, there is much controversy among historians and musicologists about the kinor, how it was constructed and how it was tuned.”