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khlui ping-aw (flute)
  • Thailand
  • khlui ping-aw (flute), circa 1969
  • Where object was made: Thailand
  • bamboo, burning
  • Object Length/Diameter: 39 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 15 3/8 x 1 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0737

This bamboo flute has a slit at one end and a rectangular whistle hole. One hole near the whistle hole is covered with clear adhesive tape. It has one thumb hole and seven finger holes. There are a pair of holes opposite each other at the end. The flute is decorated with bands of burned designs and a scale-like pattern alternates with wavy lines.