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quena (flute)
  • Adrian Villaneuva
    active: Bolivia
  • quena (flute), late 1800s–1985
  • Where object was made: La Paz, Bolivia
  • bamboo
  • Object Length/Diameter: 50 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 19 5/8 x 1 1/8 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0642

The length of bamboo is light brown and mottled. The open end has a notch and one thumbhole. There are six fingerholes with irregular spacing.