Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • United States
  • flute, late 1800s–1982
  • Where object was made: United States
  • bamboo, varnish, ink
  • Object Length/Diameter: 37.5 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 14 3/4 x 1 1/8 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0630

This is a length of bamboo made into a flute. There is a mouthpiece at one end and six fingerholes are spaced along the length. There is a small character near the first finger hole. The ends are colored solid black. It is an overall yellow coloration mottled with dark brown and light brown.