Elongated bow-tie-shaped body constructed of two hollowed out halves of red cedar (?), bound with strips of split spruce root in two places near center. Two small embouchure holes (diameter 5 mm) opposite each other at mid-point. Each end of body forms terminal retreating reed.
Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)
Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection
Haidi people, before 1888
British Columbia, Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada
Length 25.5 cm, width 4.5 cm, thickness 2.5 cm (Length 10 1/16 in., width 1 3/4 in., thickness 1 in.)
Medium or Technique
Red cedar, spruce root