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  • Nepal
  • flute, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • bamboo, paper, paint, burning
  • Object Length/Diameter: 47.5 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 18 11/16 x 9/16 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0738

This is a length of bamboo with an angled end for a mouthpiece. It is decorated with bands of burning. The mouthpiece and the other end are painted red. There are three bands of silver paper: one near either end and one near the middle. It has seven fingerholes and five smaller holes.