This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
Rich grain of jacaranda wood lends its extraordinary beauty to this quena flute
Crafted by hand, it is a legacy of the Inca and an indispensable instrument in today's traditional Peruvian music
Benito Tito perforates holes of different widths to ensure a sweet sound
Case emulates pre-Hispanic textiles
Carrying case included
Story Behind the Art:
Benito Tito, known to his friends as Tito Peru is an expert at crafting traditional Peruvian musical instruments. The artist uses a variety of natural materials to make the different instruments, including bamboo reeds, Castilian cane and goat skin.
Tito is very keen to preserve Peru's musical traditions. One of his goals is to equip his workshop better tools so he can make more instruments to sell. 'Aiding in the preservation of our musical heritage is my family's legacy. We have carefully crafted traditional instruments for generations. My greatest goal is to best provide for my family, and to send my five children to college,' the artist notes.
The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.
Ships Carbon Neutral*
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This is a big fat flute. It's polished nicely. Comes with instructions, but you have to really practice to hold it exactly right and get sound out of it. I'm still struggling with that part. But it's sure pretty to look at, the case is really nice, too.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great
How accurate was the sizing? Bigger than I thought it would be
This product is beautiful... it is well made and the sound is gorgeous. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone looking for a reasonably priced wooden flute. I absolutely love my Quena flute!
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes
Please tell us about the quality of the product. excellent
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