Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pincullo (flute)
  • unknown Rarámuri (Tarahumara) maker
  • pincullo (flute), late 1800s–1993
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • bamboo, string, carving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Diameter: 28 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 11 x 1 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0628

This length of bamboo has one side flattened. A rectangular projection at one end lines up with the flat side. A second strip of bamboo is tied over the extension and held in place with orange thread. It touches the whistle hole at the top. There are three fingerholes.