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ti tzu or dizi
  • China
    active: China
  • ti tzu or dizi, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: China
  • bamboo, bone, string, thread, metal wrapped thread, paint, carving, staining, dyeing
  • Object Length/Diameter: 66 x 2 cm not including tassels
    Object Length/Diameter: 26 x 13/16 in not including tassels
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2015.0078

Flute made from one piece of bamboo stained dark brown and wrapped with bands of thread covered in black paint. At each end is a carved bone section. Near one end there is a thick string passed through two holes and at the end of the string are two tassels made from light blue-green thread and wrapped at the top in gold colored metal wrapped thread.