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Mouthblown Glass Dome with 5 Fine Beaded Flutes, Grassland People, Cameroon

US$11,096.32per set


Five ceremonial beaded flutes or whistles from the Cameroon grasslands. They come in various geometric forms, taking on the shape of a hollowed, stylized figure that combines human and animal features. Most have a hole or some device to attach a carry strap in a string, cloth or leather. Mouthpiece up the flutes resemble buffalo heads; hanging inverted, they suggest the human form. Whistles are usually tuned to play up to three notes and may be used alone or played in sets to produce a scale. Sound is made when a player blows air across a sharp edge - in this case, between the crescent-shaped ends. This globe has a height of 45 cm.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 22.84 in. (58 cm)Width: 11.82 in. (30 cm)Depth: 1.58 in. (4 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Materials and Techniques
    Organic Material,Hand-Knotted
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Leuven , BE
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 242-2431stDibs: LU3301124127612

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    US$175 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 1-2 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: leuven, Belgium
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