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pungi (double clarinet)
  • India
  • pungi (double clarinet), 1960s
  • Where object was made: India
  • gourd, reed, resin, staining
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 38.5 x 8.5 x 14 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 15 3/16 x 3 3/8 x 5 1/2 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0054

Flute made from a dried gourd that has been hollowed out and is open at one end for the mouthpiece. At the other end, the gourd is joined to two parallel reeds, one with seven finger holes and the other with none. The reeds are attached to each other and to the gourd with brown resin. The entire flute is stained orange.