Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Kamba maker
  • panpipes
  • Where object was made: Kenya
  • bamboo, wood, rubber
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 32 x 17.5 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 12 5/8 x 6 7/8 x 1 9/16 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0118

Pan pipes made from nine pieces of bamboo in varying lengths and diameters, arranged in size order and held together with a wide strip of wood on either side that is lashed in place with a thin piece of black rubber. The bottom end of each mabmboo tube is cut on an angle.