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pastierska pishtala? (flute)
  • Poland
  • pastierska pishtala? (flute), mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Poland
  • wood, paint, varnish?, carving, burning
  • Object Length/Diameter: 28.5 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 11 1/4 x 3/4 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0681

This cylindrical wooden flute is slightly angled at the mouthpiece end with a rectangular whistle hole. The opposite end tapers then flares sharply, though the hole does not appear larger. It has six fingerholes and one thumbhole. There is an incised flower-like design in red and green below the whistle hole and red and green "petals" above each fingerhole.