421.111.12 Open single end-blown flutes with fingerholes

End-blown flute, ishpahei or ishpoi (Kalasha language, derived from ishpo, 'to whistle'), a type used by shpherds, and made by the shepherd Lazim Kalasha of Krakal. The flute is made of a length of stainless steel pipe from the Chitral bazaar, using a drill, saw and pliers. Five equidistant fingerholes spaced 10mm apart. The front of the proximal end of the pipe is flattened to facilitate performance in the instrument.

Lazim Kalasha was taught to make flutes by his grandfather. The flute is often played with a drum.

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