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end-blown flute
  • Papua New Guinea
  • end-blown flute
  • Where object was made: Papua New Guinea
  • reed, pigment, incising
  • Object Length/Diameter: 55.5 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 21 7/8 x 9/16 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0108
Description

Long thin flute made from a single reed, light brown in color. The mouth piece is one of the open ends and there are four small finger holes at the opposite end. The entire length of the flute is covered in decorative bands of triangles and squares, filled in with fine lines and rubbed with dark brown pigment.