Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Toradja maker
  • flute, late 1800s–1992
  • Where object was made: Sulawesi Province, Indonesia
  • bamboo, pigment, incising, burning
  • Object Length/Diameter: 37.5 x 1.75 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 14 3/4 x 11/16 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0732

This bamboo flute has six fingerholes. It is decorated with bands of burning and bands of small triangles rubbed with red and larger triangles rubbed with black. There is a band of opposing black triangles between the mouthpiece and the first fingerhole.