Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Bolivia
  • zampoña, circa 1967
  • Where object was made: Bolivia
  • cane, string, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 30.5 x 10 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 12 x 3 15/16 x 1 9/16 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0065.01

Two rows of seven cane tubes (14 tubes total) that are lashed together with thin strips of cane and blue-green string. All of the cane tubes are of different lengths and are arranged in order of largest of smallest. One row of tubes is generally longer than the other row. Each tube is open at the top and closed at the bottom, where the natural segments of the cane are.