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quena (flute)
  • Bolivia
  • quena (flute), late 1970s
  • Where object was made: Bolivia
  • bamboo, pigment, incising
  • Object Length/Diameter: 37.5 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 14 3/4 x 1 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0646

This ;ength of bamboo has a notch at one end and six evenly spaced fingerholes and one thumbhole. There are three bands of color, defined by incised lines. The top band is yellow and orange, the middle band is yellow, green, and dark blue, and the bottom band is yellow.