Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Joe Big Bow
    died: Anadarko, Oklahoma, United States ; active: United States
  • flute, 1970s
  • Where object was made: Anadarko, Oklahoma, United States
  • juniper wood, buckskin, clay?, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 53.5 x 4.5 x 8 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 21 1/16 x 1 3/4 x 3 1/8 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0432

Cylindrical wooden flute with a conical end. Light natural and light brown.

Mostly rectangular piece of wood with a long tab extending from end with a notch. Held in place with a strip of light colored buckskin. Grey clay tab also held in place with buckskin strip. Six fingerholes. Four buckskin strips wrapped around flute, ends left loose as fringe.