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Whistle

The Mossi, Bwa, and Lobi peoples of Burkina Faso use whistle and flute instruments during masked performances. Generally played in groups by young male initiates, flutes accompany dancers during important communal masquerades such as the yearly village purification ritual and mask consecrations....

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Provenance

By 1981, Rouaix, Paris, France; 1981, sold by Rouaix to Geneviève McMillan, Cambridge, MA; gift of McMillan to MFA. (Accession Date June 17th, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Geneviève McMillan in memory of Reba Stewart

African, Burkina Faso, 20th century

Object Place

Burkina Faso

Dimensions

Length x width: 9 x 24 cm (3 9/16 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2588

Medium or Technique

Wood, rope, paint

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Musical instruments, Sound Devices