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Double duct whistle (uveve?)

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Two tubes of cane bound together with twined plant fiber and wrapped with several strands of red and white seed beads. Duct in upper ends formed by plugs of black mastic. Single strand of white seed beads serves as carrying strap.


1984, sold by Douglas Deihl, Northampton, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 13, 1984)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Possibly Zulu people, about 1950

Object Place

Southeastern Africa


Length 12.2 cm, width 2.9 cm (Length 4 13/16 in., width 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cane, seed beads


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones