Tobacco Prayer Flute in Dm set with Amethyst Crystals
A Dryad Magic Flute!
With a resonant and responsive voice tuned to a concert/recording quality Dm pentatonic scale, modes 1 & 4,
this naturally beautiful Tree Tobacco (Nicotiana glauca) Prayer Flute is empowered with 15 high quality natural Amethyst crystal points,
set like Spring buds into each branchlet stub spiraling up around the flute, allowing for the healing properties of Amethyst
to join in harmonious synergy with the prayerful spirit of Tobacco. Whenever this flute's air column vibrates in the expression of its sound,
it also vibrates the Amethyst crystals, creating through the piezoelectric effect a subtle electricity that amplifies the prayers and intentions
of the player. This is a flute of natural magic, created for prayerful and healing purposes.
The sound chamber on this flute measures 1 1/8" in diameter and, as with all Dryad Flutes, was bored out unsplit, honoring the strength,
character and integrity of the Tree Tobacco's growth rings. The full length of the flute measures 27 1/2" in length, with four tuning holes.
The finger holes are egonomically offset for ease of playing. The spacing from center to center of the holes (from low to high):
Right hand 1 3/8" and 1 7/16", Left hand -- 1 7/16" and 1 3/16"
Hole diameters are (from low to high): 3/8", 3/8", 13/32", 3/8", 3/8", 3/8"
The air chamber has an open blow-hole with a 1" diameter, facilitating tonguing techniques and allowing for a quicker drying out of condensation.
Elk leather lacing with Amethyst and gold plated beads secures the bird to its nest. To help prevent wetout, the bird has been fitted with a cedar shoe.
This Tree Tobacco flute has been well sealed, inside and out, so that neither of the alkaloids in Nicotiana glauca
(nicotine and anabasine) come into physical contact with the player.
Tree Tobacco ( Nicotiana glauca ) is a species of wild tobacco native to South America that can grow to the size of a small tree.
It has naturalized to other parts of the world, including here in Southern California where the Cahuilla Indians used its leaves
"interchangeably with other tobacco species in hunting rituals and as a poultice to treat swellings, bruises, cuts, wounds, boils,
sores, inflamed throat, and swollen glands." (source) Various types of tobacco have been used traditionally in native cultures
throughout the Americas as offerings to the spirits, for planting, for gathering food, for healings
and for the Native American Pipe Ceremony. (source)
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