Instrument - Artifacts
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Three ncas (courtship mouth harps in cases). Young men and women would use the ncas to court at night as a form of communication. Young men would go to a girl's house at night and use the ncas. Rather than talking through the wall, young men and women would communicate with the ncas to the parents would not hear. Ncas are used to soothe the aching heart, sorrow and longing of someone. If you don't know how to play the ncas, you're almost of no value. It was a necessary practice to find a mate. Dimensions: 4.5" - 5.25" long