Flute Item Number: Ca52 from the MOA: University of British Columbia


Flute made from a section of bamboo grass with angled ends and four holes pierced through the side. Coated in clear lacquer.

History Of Use

End blown flutes have their origins in Paleolithic times. They are still used for entertainment and rituals by Shepakos and other Ethiopian tribes. They are associated with storms, crops and death. They also have magical properties.

Cultural Context

Entertainment; ritual.