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flute in bark cloth cover
  • unknown Shipibo-Conibo maker
  • flute in bark cloth cover, circa 1971
  • Where object was made: Peru
  • bamboo, coconut fiber cloth, pigment, resin, plant fiber
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 61.5 x 10 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 24 3/16 x 3 15/16 x 1 3/8 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0422

Pan pipe style flute contructed from three bamboo tubes of graduated sized inside a wrapping of bark cloth that extends well past the ends of the pipes. The bark cloth is decorated with pairs of chevrons and horizontal lines. The top of the flute is kept together wth blakc resin. Plant fiber string strap knotted at top of flute.