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Rectangular body (of rectangular cross-section) constructed of two hollowed out pieces of red cedar (?), separated by wide wood septum, all bound with strips of split spruce root near each end. Rectangular windows, two on one face and one on opposite face. Rectangular embouchure hole. Sounds...

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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)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

Unknown people, 19th century

Object Place

Northwest Coast region, United States or Canada


Length 13.3 cm, width 4.1 cm, thickness 3.6 cm (Length 5 1/4 in., width 1 5/8 in., thickness 1 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Red cedar, spruce root


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones