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khlui piang aw (flute)
  • Malaysia
  • khlui piang aw (flute), late 1800s–2001
  • Where object was made: Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
  • bamboo, burning
  • Object Height/Diameter: 36 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 14 1/8 x 3/4 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0734

This is a bamboo flute with a semicircular hole in one end with a rectangular whistlehole. There are six finger holes and one thumb hole with one hole near the whistle hole and two holes near the end. The surface is decorated in bands of a scale-like pattern and diagonal lines.