Koauau Ponga Ihu

Are tiny gourds with the neck removed. The name translates as a 'flute played with the nostril,' and played that way these simple instruments create wonderful sounds. Their sweet, soft music can mesmerize an audience, and the simplicity of this tiny gourd belies the rich and enchanting songs it can create. The sound of the humble gourd has quieted the anger of the Gods, and within the rich stories of the Maori, the gourds have a special place.