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Transverse flute (bansuri)

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Cylindrical body of bamboo with no nodes and six large equally-spaced fingerholes in distal half. Proximal end stopped with cork. Windings of white thread at both ends. Bamboo tube for storage.

Provenance

1990, gift of Ravi Nadkarni, Wrentham, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 28, 1990)

Credit Line

Gift of Ravi Nadkarni

about 1955

Object Place

Mumbai, India

Dimensions

Length 57.1 cm, width 2.3 cm (Length 22 1/2 in., width 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1990.208

Medium or Technique

Bamboo

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones