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  • Philippines
  • flute, late 1800s–1917
  • Where object was made: Luzon, Philippines
  • bamboo, incising
  • Object Length/Diameter: 76.5 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 30 1/8 x 9/16 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0745

This bamboo flute has an angled end with a notch at the high point. There are three fingerholes and one thumbhole. It is decorated with two bands of incising at the level of the fingerholes. The bands consist of vertical stripes of honeycomb designs, zigzags, and herringbone patterns.