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Jacaranda Wood Handmade Artisan Handcrafted Natural Brown Cultural Music Inca Traditional Musical Instrument Quena Flute (Peru)

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ITEM# 11204560
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    ITEM#: 11204560

    This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

    Product Features:
    • 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.

    What is Worldstock?

    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.


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    Please allow 10 business days for the product to leave our warehouse and to receive tracking information. You should expect to receive this item within 15 business days.


    Type Wind
    Color Brown
    Country of Origin Peru
    Product Features Handmade
    Worldstock Worldstock
    Dimensions 1.0 in. in diameter x 15.0 in. H
    Model Number 97696
    Country of Origin Peru

    Customer Reviews

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    • Most Helpful

    • Very nice flute
      Verified Purchase

      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.

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      hathorearthfyre Jul 6, 2013
    • Beautiful instrument
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      I don't know how to play quena yet, but this is a gorgeous, well-made instrument, and the tones that we have managed to get from it thus far are lovely. Great bargain.

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      chrisps123 Jun 26, 2013
    • Wonderful
      Verified Purchase

      Wonderful quena - beautiful to look at, and a joy to play :) The one I received is in tune, and clearly well made.

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      gholmes Dec 24, 2011
    • Most Recent

    • Great gift
      Verified Purchase

      This is a beautifully crafted flute ( and the case is lovely as well). It was a gift for my brother for Christmas and he was very enthusiastic about it both for it's visually aesthetic craftsmanship and it's musical value.

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      Juan d. Jan 7, 2017
    • Great value quena flute
      Verified Purchase

      The flute I received is fabulous. I had an issue with a pointy wire edge sticking out of one of the wrap areas and scratching me while playing at first, but a little cajoling with my thumbnail got it tucked under so it wouldn't catch my finger. Otherwise ... all notes are "on pitch" and after a couple of days of experimenting/practicing, I had no trouble getting sound out of it and after a few more days I can keep playing pretty well without losing sound. It appears to be well made, and it sounds very nice.

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      Donna Apr 26, 2015
    • I am having a hard hard time getting any sound out
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      it is a pretty artistic piece but the sound is not pretty, and very hard to sustain a note. it is a brash sound too. not a pretty sound. like a bunch of cats fighting. For a spade female.

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      dorisan Jan 15, 2014
    • Purchased as a gift, not for me
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      I ordered these as a gift for my nephew, not for me. He seemed to like them a lot. They looked very nice. That's about all I can say.

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      freddiebaby Feb 3, 2012
    • 'Jacaranda' Wood Quena
      Verified Purchase

      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!

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      kelizabeth7 Dec 17, 2011

    Questions & Answers

    • Q:

      "Is this flute made in key of G?"

      • A:

        Hello rose1bubbles, thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, the information you have requested is currently unavailable. You will receive an email notification once an answer is posted. Have a great day.

    • Q:

      "I haven't played the flute before aand wanted to learn on one from Worldstock. Wasn't it supposed to come with 1 - 2 reeds? My package did not have any.This Flute does not say "conversational piece only" as the "Night Owl" model does. Please advise on obtaining reeds, size, materal, etc. I thought it came with a few. Of course, I'll just have to order a few more goodies to justify the shipping."

      • A:

        Hello jojobud2, you will be contacted by Customer Care. Have a great day.

    • Q:

      "Why did you choose this product?"

      • A:

        to replace one my husband had puchased that had been damaged by our dog

      • A:

        I used to play the recorder and loved it, and when I saw this beautiful Quena Flute it brought me back to a very happy time in my life! I need to find that beauty in the music again!

      • A:

        son is music teacher, and this seemed like a nice birthday gift

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