Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Menominee maker
  • flute, 1930s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cedar wood, leather, string, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 51 x 4 x 8 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 20 1/16 x 1 9/16 x 3 1/8 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0431

Cylindrical wooden flute with a conical end. Rectangular hole near conical end is partially covered with a "C" shaped piece of wood with a stylized animal head at one end. Piece of wood is held in place with a strip of brown leather, the ends wrapped with pink and light green string. Six fingerholes. Four holes on either side of end.

Light and medium brown wood.