This instrument was collected in the field by Percy Horace Gordon and Hannah Powell-Cotton. It is a small end-blown flute, or whistle ("ugwana"), made of wood with a conical shape, having a small and slanted exit hole at the pointed end, and three fingerholes. The open end of the tube, through which the player blows, is wrapped in vegetable fibers. There is a strap cord attached to a carved protuberance.
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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:Yellow and orange beads attached to the ends of the strap cord.
- Hornbostel-Sachs category:421.111.12 Open single end-blown flutes with fingerholes
- Repository:Powell-Cotton Museum
- Measurements:Length: 134mm