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Transverse flute; di

Di, ti-tsi, transverse flute of bamboo. There are ten oval holes along the top, the first a mouth hole, the second a mirliton hole (membrane absent), and six fingerholes. The lowest two holes are vent holes. Two further holes on the underside near the distal end are threaded with two tassels, one white, one red. The bore is blocked immediately above the embouchure, but the top section above this is open. There is a bone ferrule at each end. The exterior of the pipe is varnished. There are twenty- four black bands along the body where the varnish has been removed and replaced with black paint. Each band is encircled in the middle by a thread.

  • Measurements:overall: 660 x 15 mm