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Whistle, duct flute. Three short pieces of cane, arranged with one at the top and the other two parallel to each other beneath. The top pipe acts as a mouthpiece and directs the player’s breath into the lower tubes. The upper rims of the lower tubes are obliquely cut and angled away from the central tube so that each meets the middle tube at a pointed edge.The lower tubes, which are of unequal length, are both stopped at the bottom with domed black wax plugs. They are bound together with a vegetable fibre cord, which is wrapped around their outer surfaces and extended as a carrying cord.


whistle; duct flute
Musical Instruments

1 item (description level: whole)

421.222.3 Sets of stopped flutes with internal duct
Broad category
Musical Instruments, Aerophone
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  whistle; duct flute
object name:  whistle
object name:  double reed whistle
object name:  vessel flute
catalogue title:  421.222.3 Sets of stopped flutes with internal duct

Zambia; Africa
Additional place information
Date made
before 1964
Additional date information
date made:  before 1964 
Additional culture information

overall: 3.9764 x 1.8504 x .9843 in.; 101 x 47 x 25 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 3.9764 x 1.8504 x .9843 in.; 101 x 47 x 25 mm

Related subjects
association: Family and Home
object name (AAT): whistles
object name: duct flutes
title: Lozi
421.222.3 Sets of stopped flutes with internal duct

Record created 1999-12-26 by AHOLLOWAY
Record last updated 2017-08-31 by XGVIEWS

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