Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Pete Martinez
  • flute, 1978
  • Where object was made: Aurora, Colorado or Taos Pueblo, New Mexico, United States
  • cedar wood, buckskin, swan feathers?, string, carving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 60.5 x 4.5 x 23 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 23 13/16 x 1 3/4 x 9 1/16 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0637

This cylindrical wooden flute has a hole at one end near a raised block with a whistle hole. There are six fingerholes. It has three strips of buckskin wrapped at regular intervals. The loose ends had feathers stitched to them. Now, only the middle strip has orange and white feathers.