This instrument was collected in the field by Percy Horace Gordon and Hannah Powell-Cotton. It is a small end-blown flute, or whistle ("oogwana"), made of wood with a conical shape, having a small and slanted exit hole at the pointed end, and three fingerholes. The player blows through the larger open end of the tube. There is a strap cord attached to a carved protuberance, to which is attached a decorated warthog tusk ("kill") stuffed with vegetable fibers. The end of the strap cord is knitted into a bell-shaped cap that fits around the wide end of the tusk.
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- Place of production:
South of Wau (city), Western Bahr el Ghazal (region), South Sudan
- Hornbostel-Sachs classification:421.111.12 Open single end-blown flutes with fingerholes
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- Decorative elements:The tusk is decorated with a pattern of incised circle-dot motifs.
- Hornbostel-Sachs category:421.111.12 Open single end-blown flutes with fingerholes
- Repository:Powell-Cotton Museum
- Measurements:Length: 150mm; Tusk length: 123mm