Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Peru
  • quena, circa 1975
  • Where object was made: Peru
  • reed, paint
  • Object Length/Diameter: 36.5 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 14 3/8 x 1 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0079

Flute made from a light brown reed. There are six finger holes and a notch in the mouth end. There are painted decorations on most of the body of the flute. There are red and yellow flowers with green leaves and stems around the finger holes. A large six-petaled flower in red, yellow, and green between the finger holes and mouth hole. There are two wide bands of black spiral s and curls between the other designs and at the mouth end.