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baling-ing (nose flute)
  • Philippines
  • baling-ing (nose flute), early 1900s–1968
  • Where object was made: Philippines
  • bamboo, incising
  • Object Length/Diameter: 55 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 21 5/8 x 9/16 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0740

This reed flute has three fingerholes and one thumbhole. It is decorated with bands of spiralling lines. The spirals are tight near the ends and they open up on the shaft of the flute.