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vertical whistle flute
  • Poland
    active: Poland
  • vertical whistle flute, circa 1964
  • Where object was made: Poland
  • wood, carving, burning
  • Object Length/Diameter: 26 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 10 1/4 x 13/16 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0047

Flute carved from very light brown wood that is unstained. Breath hole at one end, six finger holes along the front, and one additional hole on the back. The body of the flute is decorated with bands that are made up of small, burned half-circles and crosses, to create lace-like patterns.