Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Mexico
  • chirimía, early 1900s–1939
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • wood, reed, string, wire, tape
  • Object Length/Diameter: 23 x 5.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 9 1/16 x 2 1/8 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0661

This is a cylindrical wooden flute with a double reed mouthpiece and bell at the opposite end. There are seven fingerholes with a hole on each side above the bell. The reed has a wire wrapped around the base and red string. It is currently held in place with brown adhesive tape, which may be a repair.