Duct flute

Scope and Content

A duct flute made of light coloured wood painted black with six finger holes. Wire is wrapped around the shaft in between the finger holes and there is a woven wire design on the shaft in three places. In between the two woven wire designs at the top of the instrument there is a portrait, possibly of a deity, and an inscription in an Indian script.

Maker: Unknown.

Place of production: India.

Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 421.221.12 Open flutes with internal duct with fingerholes.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Wood is split around the mouthpiece.