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khlui ping-aw
  • Thailand
  • khlui ping-aw, circa 1963
  • Where object was made: Bangkok, Thailand
  • bamboo, burning
  • Object Length/Diameter: 38 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 14 15/16 x 1 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0046

Flute made from bamboo that has a breath hole at the end and three holes along one side and eight holes along the other side. The outside of the flute is decorated with designs that have been burned onto the surface. There are two wide bands at each end with decorations that resemble fish scales and a wide band in the center of wavy lines. Those segments are decorated by thinner, dark brown bands.