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sylfa floyte (flute)
  • Norway
  • sylfa floyte (flute), mid-late 1900s
  • Where object was made: Norway
  • birch bark, birch wood, plastic, leather, staining
  • Object Length/Diameter: 60.5 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 23 13/16 x 1 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0695

This flute is made from a plastic tube, wrapped with strips of bark in slightly varied browns. A carved wooden peg at one end creates part of the mouthpiece. The wooden peg tapers at the end with grooves, stained dark. There is a dark brown leather loop at the end.