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one of a set of two siku (panpipes)
  • Tito Marcellus
    active: Peru
  • one of a set of two siku (panpipes), late 1900s
  • Where object was made: Lima, Peru
  • bamboo, string
  • Object Height/Width: 28.5 x 10 cm
    Object Height/Width: 11 1/4 x 3 15/16 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0653.01

One of a set of two panpipes that each have the same construction and were intended to be played by two people in tandem.

2007.0653.01 consists of seven bamboo tubes arranged by size. They are bound at the top end with strips of bamboo and string.

There are two pieces of yarn, one red and one yellow, in a loop, which may have originally been attached to one of the panpipes.