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klui piang-aw (flute)
  • Thailand
  • klui piang-aw (flute), late 1800s–1977
  • Where object was made: Thailand
  • bamboo, burning
  • Object Length/Diameter: 36 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 14 1/8 x 1 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0736

This bamboo flute has a slit in one end for a mouthpiece and a rectangular whistle hole. A small hole by the whistle hole is covered with adhesive tape. It has one thumb hole, seven fingerholes and two paired holes at the ends opposite each other. It is decorated with bands of burned designs. The scale-like pattern alternates with bands.