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khlui piang aw (flute)
  • Thailand
  • khlui piang aw (flute), mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Thailand
  • bamboo, burning
  • Object Length/Diameter: 38 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 14 15/16 x 1 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0735

This bamboo flute has a slit in one end and a rectangular whistle hole. There is a hole on the side near the whistle hole. There is one thumb hole, seven fingerholes, and two holes opposite each other at the end. It is decorated with bands of burning in a scale-like pattern, diagonal lines, and a center band of mottled brown.