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pib-be-gwun (flute)
  • Richard Fool Bull
    active: United States
  • pib-be-gwun (flute), circa 1971
  • Where object was made: South Dakota, United States
  • cedar wood, buckskin, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 61 x 4.5 x 6 cm fringe not included
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 24 x 1 3/4 x 2 3/8 in fringe not included
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0418

Large cylindrical flute, tapered at the mouthpiece end. Small piece of wood, semicircular in cross section, partially covers the whistle hole. Strip of light colored buckskin is tied over top. Three strips of buckskin are tied at regular intervals along the length of the flute. Ends are left loose as fringe. Six fingerholes.