Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Otomí maker
  • flute, 1950–1971
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • bamboo, wood, carving, burning
  • Object Length/Diameter: 23 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 9 1/16 x 3/4 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0626

This is a length of bamboo made into a flute. One end is cut at an angle and plugged with wood, except for a small bit for a mouthpiece. It has a small notch for the whistle hole. There is a strip removed from about half of the length and burned. There are four fingerholes.