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Duct flute (khlui phiang o)

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Bamboo body with wood (?) plug for duct; burned-on repeating decorative pattern. Seven fingerholes and one thumbhole. Two pairs of holes drilled at right-angles at lower end of body (the transverse pair for a cord for carrying or decoration, the other for venting?). One hole between duct and...

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Between 1980 and 1984, sold by Lillian Caplin, Center for Musical Antiquities, New York, to Douglas Deihl, Northampton, Massachusetts; 1984, sold by Deihl to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 13, 1984)

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Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

mid-20th century

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Length 44.1 cm, diameter 2.8 cm (Length 17 3/8 in., diameter 1 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones