Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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vertical whistle
  • China
  • vertical whistle, late 1800s–1968
  • Where object was made: China?
  • bamboo, wire
  • Object Length/Diameter: 43 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 16 7/8 x 1 9/16 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0720

The bamboo flute has an angled mouthpiece, seven bands of thick wire, and six fingerholes.