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Transverse flute (bansuri)

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Cylindrical body of bamboo with no nodes. Six large fingerholes in distal half, with additional smaller hole near distal end, 90º (towards player) from the line of the fingerholes. Proximal end stopped with cork. Winding of white thread at distal end. Includes a "case" made of a plain bamboo...

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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 70 cm, width 2.6 cm (Length 27 9/16 in., width 1 in.)

Accession Number

1990.211

Medium or Technique

Bamboo

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones