Item Number: FCFLU707
Materials: Wood, pewter, brass, feathers, catlinite, paint, cotton string.
Description: A love flute made by splitting the wood, hollowing it out, then gluing it back again. The head of a loon is carved on the end and painted dark blue. Five cast pewter bands hold the flute together and a cluster of stripped owl feathers are tied on with cotton string and buckskin thongs. The mouth piece is a brass sewing thimble. Six holes are cut in the top and a piece of rectangular cut catlinite sits atop the sounding hole.
Dimensions: Length 29 inches
Hanson, James A., Spirits in the Arts: From the Plains and Soutwest Indian Cultures, The Lowell Press, Kansas City, 1994, pp 49
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