Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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vertical whistle flute
  • Afghanistan
  • vertical whistle flute, circa 1969
  • Where object was made: Kabul, Afghanistan
  • wood, carving, staining
  • Object Length/Diameter: 32 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 12 5/8 x 13/16 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0076

Flute carved from wood that is stained a reddish brown color.There are six finger holes and the breath hole is at the end and is tapered. Along the front of the flute there is a long, thin dark area resulting from the natural color variation in the wood.