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Cantonese Opera prop. The flute has a bone mouthpiece at one end with black stripes and a series of holes down its length. The black stripes consist of a wrapping of thread covered by a black adhesive. Stripes are grouped at each end: fourteen near the mouthpiece and twelve at the opposite end. These sections are separated by two stripes paired in the centre. The holes cover the lower half (away from the mouthpiece) and are spaced between stripes in line. Two holes are on the underside at the opposite ends from the mouthpiece. The flute shaft is blocked by a bamboo joint.

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