Some of the bark has been left on this 6 holed unsplit Olive branch flute, (Olea europaea), providing a tactile and visual contrast to the beautifully finished wood grain. Measuring 20 7/8" in length, this warbling flute is tuned to an F# minor pentatonic, modes 1 & 4, playing three upper octave notes. Knot holes have been inlaid with crushed jade and a jade cabochon has been set into the bird. Elk lacing with jade and brass beads holds the bird to the nest, the bird fitted with a redwood shoe to aid against wetout. The branch for this flute was pruned from an olive tree that grows at the Nottingham Center for the Arts in San Marcos, CA,
where this branch flute was crafted.
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