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Native American flute

This is an end-blown, duct flute that in its present state resembles a version of the Papago flutes from the Tohono O'odham, a Native American people from the Sonoran Desert, in which there is no external block. However, the existence of six fingerholes implies that the player would have to use both hands to play, and could not use the fingers over the windows as a block to create the flue, as typical in the Papago flutes. This means that most probably, an external block might be missing and this is a Plains flute. It is made of dark-painted wood and has four additional vent holes on the distal end.

  • Measurements:Length: 445mm