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quena (flute)
  • Chile
  • quena (flute), early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Santiago, Chile
  • bamboo, yarn
  • 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
  • 2007.0644

This length of bamboo has a notch at one end and six evenly placed fingerholes. The bamboo is wrapped with yarn between the notched end and finger holes. There is a wide pink band (with "CHILE" in dark blue), yellow, light orange, orange, and red above and below the pink. The other end of the flute is wrapped with solid dark blue. The strap of twisted dark blue, light purple, and white yarn stretches from one end to the other.