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svirala (flute)
  • Yugoslavia
  • svirala (flute), circa 1960
  • Where object was made: Yugoslavia (present-day Serbia and Montenegro)
  • wood, carving, incising
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 32 x 3 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 12 5/8 x 1 1/8 x 3/4 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0382

Medium brown wooden flute, slightly oval in cross section with a tapered mouthpiece. Six finger holes and a rectangular whistle hole near mouthpiece. Scalloped ridge along either edge. Two rows of incised scallops on mouthpiece. Area above and below fingerholes is decorated with columns of right triangles, each with two small dots. Fingerholes have curved lines on either side. Back is not decorated.