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dvojnice (flute)
  • Yugoslavia
  • dvojnice (flute), circa 1970
  • Where object was made: Yugoslavia (present-day Serbia and Montenegro)
  • wood, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 31 x 5 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 12 3/16 x 1 15/16 x 3/4 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0676

This is a wooden double whistle. It is an overall rectangular shape formed from two parallel pipes, joined for their length, but not carved into separate pipes for the top half. The mouthpiece has two holes in the end and two whistle holes. Discrete pipes are visible only at the end with the fingerholes: four in the facing left pipe and three in the facing right pipe. The mouthpiece is decorated with two rows of triangles and a row of scallops. The area under the mouthpiece is decorated with two flower-like designs, and a zigzag above and below, separated by a row of scallops. "X's" fill the space above and below the fingerholes. It is light brown.