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hide-covered trumpet
  • unknown Acholi maker
  • hide-covered trumpet, 1970
  • Where object was made: Uganda
  • wood, goat hide, cord
  • Object Length/Diameter: 82 x 7.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 32 1/4 x 2 15/16 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0608

This is a long, conical wooden tube. One end has a very narrow opening. There is an enlargement with a large hole about 1/3 of the length from that end. The tube, with the exception of the openings, is covered with black and white goat hide. It is stitched together with cord.