Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • India
  • flute, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: India
  • bamboo, wood, paint, foil
  • Object Length/Diameter: 70 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 27 1/2 x 1 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0712

This length of bamboo has carved wooden finials at either end, one red and one pink. There are bands of gold foil at either end with two spots on the shaft. It has one mouth hole and six fingerholes. There are twelve additional holes arranged in three lines of four.