Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • India
  • bansuri, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: India
  • bamboo, paint, incising
  • Object Length/Diameter: 48.5 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 19 1/8 x 1 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0089

Flute made from a single piece of bamboo, plugged at the mouth end. There are six finger holes and a breath hole. the body of the flute is painted a light pink color, with a dark pink band at each end. At each end, there is an incised band of zig zag lines and crosshatching, filled with white paint. In between the finger holes and breath hole, there is a wide band of incised decorations of crosshatching, lines with arrow shapes, and dots, also filled with white paint.