Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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nose flute
  • unknown Ifugao or Negrito maker
  • nose flute, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Philippines
  • bamboo, incising, pigment
  • Object Length/Diameter: 36 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 14 1/8 x 1 1/8 in
  • Gift of the Olga E. and Lt. Colonel Raymond H. Hollis family
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3507

The length of bamboo has a hole in the center of one end. There are three fingerholes and one thumbhole at the opposite end. It is decorated with bands of vertical zigzags in dark blue.