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Courting Flute, Plains Indians, Northern Plains Region, late 19th century

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Courting flute, Plains Indians, Northern Plains Region, late 19th century

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NMM 873.  Courting flute, Plains Indians, Northern Plains Region, late 19th century. End-blown, external duct flute, stained dark brown. Branch split, hollowed and assembled using resin to fill gaps. Single metal chamfer, held in place by unadorned wooden block saddle, allowing limited amount of air to pass from upper to lower air holes. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


Saddle and Mouthpiece

Saddle Mouthpiece

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