Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Thailand
  • khaen, circa 1969
  • Where object was made: Thailand
  • bamboo, wood, string, resin, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 64 x 6.5 x 15 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 25 3/16 x 2 1/2 x 5 7/8 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0406

Oblong, rounded wooden mouthpiece with two rows of seven bamboo pipes of graduated size. The pipes are held to the mouthpiece with black resin. They are held together with a band of string in red, black and pink at top and bottom. The four longest pipes are also bound with string. Bamboo pimpes are light natural colored with brown spots. Small fingerholes just below mouthpiece.

The brown wooden mouthpiece has a large hole at one end. The other end has a small knob and is decorated with incised rings.