Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Gusii maker
  • flute, late 1800s–1992
  • Where object was made: Kenya
  • bamboo, burning
  • Object Length/Diameter: 22 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 8 5/8 x 3/4 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0714

The short bamboo flute has six fingerholes. It is decorated with two bands of three stacked chevrons. There are three lines at the end with the initials "NY."