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  • Philippines
  • flute, late 1800s–1917
  • Where object was made: Luzon, Philippines
  • bamboo, plant fiber, incising, weaving
  • Object Length/Diameter: 85 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 33 7/16 x 3/4 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0746

This bamboo flute has an angled end, with a notch at the high point. There are three fingerholes and one thumbhole. It is decorated with three woven bands. One solid dark band is between fingerholes 2 and 3, one solid dark band is under fingerhole 3 and a third light and dark band is near the end. There are bands of incised cross hatching above fingerhole 1 and at the level of each fingerhole. There is a stripe of incised decoration between fingerholes 2 and 3.