Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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tarka
  • Bolivia
  • tarka, circa 1969
  • Where object was made: Bolivia
  • wood, carving, staining
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 50.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 19 7/8 x 1 3/4 x 1 3/8 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0077
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Lare wooden flute, carved from wood in a rectangular shape, with several designs in relief and different colors of staining. Near the breath hole there is a stylized carving of a human figure, below that is a llama on a plain background, then the section with the six finger holes has geometric designs in red, black, and tan, and at the bottom of the flute is a face that has three projections coming off the top.