Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Native American maker
  • flute, circa 1978
  • Where object was made: United States
  • bamboo, string, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 21 x 2 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 8 1/4 x 3/4 x 1 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0625

This is a length of bamboo made into a flute. The mouthpiece is separated from four fingerholes with a wide band of brown string, narrow bands of medium green, orange, yellow, dark green, orange, and medium green and another wide band of brown string. There is an irregular knob of bamboo on the end.