Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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bone whistle
  • unknown Assiniboin maker
  • bone whistle, 1950–1992
  • Where object was made: Canada
  • swan bone, ribbon, carving
  • Object Length/Diameter: 11.5 x 1 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 4 1/2 x 3/8 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0470

Short cylindrical bone whistle, slightly curved. Open at ends with semicircular notch near center. White in center but yellowed near ends. Very light pink or purple ribbon wrapped at center.