Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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shepherd's pipe
  • Gil Calkins
  • shepherd's pipe, 1930s
  • Where object was made: Columbus, Ohio, United States
  • bamboo, cloth, cork, burning?
  • Object Length/Diameter: 26.5 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 10 3/8 x 1 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0624

This is a length of bamboo made into a flute. One end is cut at an angle, and nearly fully plugged with cork with only a small hole left for a mouthpiece. The strip of cloth above the whistle hole is probably an old repair. There are six fingerholes and one thumbhole. It is yellow with brown marks.