Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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sopilka or floyara (flute)
  • Ukraine
  • sopilka or floyara (flute), circa 1961
  • Where object was made: Soviet Union (present-day Ukraine)
  • linden wood, incising, staining
  • Object Length/Diameter: 39.5 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 15 1/2 x 3/4 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0387

Cylindrical flute. Mouthpiece end is light natural colored with a partially open end and whistle hole. Remainder of flute is stained medium and dark brown in swirling patterns. Three bands of incised notches and an incised wheat-like design below mouthpiece. Six fingerholes.