Notched flute from Chile. This hand-crafted flute from a fine artisan in Chile has a lovely tone. It is held vertically like a recorder, but to play it the stream of breath is split by the notch. This is the flute you will often hear the Andean musicians playing. The larger holes are 1/2" in diameter. This Quena is 14.5 inches long. $375.
Chinese ocarina Modeled after the ancient Chinese ocarinas. Black clay, with 7 holes in front, 2 in back. Played with a flute embouchure (like blowing into a bottle).The Chinese ocarina, called xun, or hsuan, has a history that goes back more than five thousand years. It was used in both court music and Confucian rituals. An egg-shaped clay flute with a hauntingly beautiful sound, it is classified by the Chinese as an earth instrument. Three sizes with gift box. 3.25" long.
3.25" long. $30.
4" long $35.
4.5" long $40.
is a free-reed mouth organ from Thailand. Ancestor to the Western pipe organ, this unusual instrument has a sandlewood body with a mouthhole in one end. It is held vertically between the hands so the fingers can stop the holes on either side of the instrument. Gaps where the pipes pass through the body are sealed with beeswax.
Small 17", 12 pipes $40
Clay Ocarinas from Peru
Assorted hand-painted ocarinas.