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quena (flute)
  • Bolivia
  • quena (flute), late 1850s–1976
  • Where object was made: Bolivia
  • bamboo, staining, incising
  • Object Length/Diameter: 36.5 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 14 3/8 x 1 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0420

Dark brown bamboo flute. Six fingerholes and a thumbhole. Notched mouthpiece. Decorated band below mouthpiece has linear designs and vertical lines with short interruptions on either side of fingerholes.