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mutetele (transverse flute)
  • Tonga peoples
  • mutetele (transverse flute), early-mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Zimbabwe or Zambia
  • reed, cork?, staining
  • Object Length/Diameter: 13 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 5 1/8 x 13/16 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0068

Short flute made from a reed stained black, with stopper behind the breath hole, possibly made from cork. There are three finger holes, unevenly spaced, at the end.