Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Nepal
  • flute, circa 1909
  • Where object was made: Nepal
  • wood, carving, staining, thread, cloth
  • Object Length/Diameter: 37 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 14 9/16 x 1 3/8 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0072.a,b

Dark brown wooden flute in two parts. One part (a) has the mouth hole on the side and the end is stuffed with plant fiber. The other part (b) has six finger holes of slightly varying sizes and clustered in two groups of three. There is a rounded band just above where the two pieces connect.