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Composite gourd flute, made of a gourd with burnt design, three holes burnt out, and a wax cap. From the cap is tied a stick bound with native cotton. At each end is a tassel and two pink feathers and from the centre of the stick is a loop of two-ply native cotton. All the cotton is coloured with 'urucu'.
Length: 4.20 inches
- Curator's comments
- Register 1959:
Composite gourd flutes, of a gourd burnt design with three holes burnt out; and a wax cap; from the cap is tied a stick bound with native cotton; at each end is a tassel and two pink feathers; from the centre of the stick is a loop of two ply native cotton; all the cotton coloured with urucu.
All collected by Donor from Akwë-Shavante Indians, Mato Grosso [,] Rio das Montes Region [,] BRAZIL.
These instruments are played at any time by way of recreation; but are also worn, slung form the shoulder, during ceremonial log-races and the wearers run along blowing them, when not bearing? the log.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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