harp duo - Berlin
The so-called Bohemian harps are the light-footed, small ancestors of the huge pedal harps of the symphony orchestra as well as the cousins of the Celtic harps. Bohemian harps were common in Central-, Eastern- and Northern Europe from the early 19th century until the 1950s. This type of harp was to be found on the backs of itinerant musicians as well as in the parlours of the bourgeoisie.
Structurally they are closer to Baroque harps then to pedal- or Celtic harps. They even resemble the Latin american harp types that are played there in traditional dance music.
Our harps are sisters as they were both made in the Berlin harp makers workshop of