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cross flute
  • Nepal
  • cross flute
  • Where object was made: Nepal
  • shisham wood, metal, inlay, carving, staining
  • Object Length/Diameter: 45.5 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 17 15/16 x 1 9/16 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0121

Flute carved from dark brown wood. There are six finger holes and one breath hole in the side. There are four brass colored bands of metal that are wrapped around the flute at various spacings. Between the breath hole and the finger holes, there is a carved, raised ring that has silver colored metal circles inlaid into the wood. At the closed end, the flute widens and there are three rings carved into the wood, also inlaid with silver colored circles. At the very tip of the flute there is a round knob and attached to that with loops of metal wire is a wood, cone shaped attachment.