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Pair of single stopped whistles with internal ducts without fingerholes, made from one piece of wood. The pitch is E and G, one duct painted red, one green. Repaired in Cavendish Lab. 1971. Numbered 146.; Good


The original European tribal names and, where possible, current tribal names have both been given in separate GLT fields.; The whistles are made from a single branch of wood, split, hollowed and the two halves re-united and bound with string. The sound of trumpets and whistles signalled the arrival of supernatural beings during the Winter Ceremonies, and of transformation from initiate to possessed person. Each whistle was especially consructed to give a different tone, and represent considerable skill on the part of the maker (G.Crowther).

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