Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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bundled panpipes
  • unknown Lisu maker
  • bundled panpipes
  • Where object was made: Thailand
  • bamboo, resin, string, dyeing
  • Object Length/Diameter: 24 x 4.5 cm not including the tassle
    Object Length/Diameter: 9 7/16 x 1 3/4 in not including the tassle
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0119

Ten tubes of bamboo, cut in graduated lengths, arranged in a circle around a single, larger piece of bamboo at the center that is cut in a curved line that mirrors the lengths of bamboo around it. At the mouth end, each bamboo tube is cut at an angle and attached around a center domed plug made from black resin. At the bottom of the panpipes there is a tassle made from green and red string that is pulled through a small hole in the center piece of bamboo.