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dizi (flute)
  • Singapore
  • dizi (flute), late 1800s–1995
  • Where object was made: Singapore
  • bamboo, wire, paint, brass
  • Object Length/Diameter: 63 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 24 3/4 x 3/4 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0717

This bamboo flute has ten holes down its length and brass bands at either end. Wire wrapped around it at regular intervals and is painted black. It has a wide band of black near one end with an image of a rooster and bamboo. There are white Chinese characters in the corner of the image and below the first hole. There is an incribed "C" by the fifth hole from the bottom.