Flutes - Himalayas
Purchased in Katmandu, Nepal, 1968
From Graciela's Notes
Himalayan Flute (Left)– It is hand-carved of rich-grained teak but is not varnished. However, it is decorated with the same type of smooth metal decorations (as the flute on the right). All of these flutes have six holes which, when covered in various ways, produce the rich and warm, resonant sound. This flute is more common with small groups of musicians. I bought this flute in Katmandu, Nepal at a small out-of-the-way shop-typical of folk art during a Christmas trip in December 1968.
Himalayan Flute (Right) – This is a typical Himalayan transverse flute. It is hand-carved of rich-grained teak, varnished and is accented in the native tradition with smooth metal decorations. It produces a rich, warm resonant sound. These flutes come in different sizes as they are handmade. This one is a bit nicer and more ornately decorated than the ones used by street musicians. I bought this flute in Katmandu, Nepal in a nice shop during my trip there in December 1968.