Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

baling-ing (nose flute)
  • Philippines
  • baling-ing (nose flute), early 1900s–1968
  • Where object was made: Philippines?
  • bamboo, carving
  • Object Length/Diameter: 48.5 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 19 1/8 x 9/16 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0739

This flute was made from a length of bamboo open at either end. There are three fingerholes on one side and one thumbhole. It is decorated with gouges from the surface.