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Bamboo flute

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Nose flutes are commonly used throughout Oceania. To play the instrument, performers hold the flute up to one nostril with one hand, and hold shut the other with a free finger. To produce a sound, players would blow through a small hole near the top of the flute. Flutes were typically used in...

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Provenance

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

Papua New Guinea, Sepik area, 20th century

Object Place

Papua New Guinea

Dimensions

Overall: 49 x 6 cm (19 5/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2642

Medium or Technique

bamboo

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Musical instruments