Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Soviet Union
  • salamori
  • Where object was made: Georgia, Soviet Union (present-day Russia)
  • oak wood, carving, burning
  • Object Length/Diameter: 38.5 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 15 3/16 x 13/16 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0115

Flute made from oak wood in a light brown color. There are eight finger holes taht are burned through the wood and there are two more holes on the back of the flute. There are designs burned into the wood, one of which may be a stylized bird with its wings out. In eight different places on the flute there is a design that has a circle with a dot in it at the center, at one end is a V-shape, and at the other is a single, thin projection.