Tobacco Prayer Flute in Fm

  
Tobacco Prayer Flute in Fm


play video for sound sample of this flute:







Tobacco Prayer Flute in Fm








Tobacco Prayer Flute in Fm










Tobacco Prayer Flute in Fm

























Tobacco Prayer Flute in Fm














Tobacco Prayer Flute in Fm from Dryad Flutes










Tobacco Prayer Flute in Fm from Dryad Flutes






Tobacco Prayer Flute in Fm









Tobacco Prayer Flute in Fm from Dryad Flutes






Tobacco Prayer Flute in Fm from Dryad Flutes





Tobacco Prayer Flute in Fm from Dryad Flutes









Tobacco Prayer Flute in Fm from Dryad Flutes







Tobacco Prayer Flute in Fm from Dryad Flutes









Tobacco Prayer Flute in Fm from Dryad Flutes



A dragon spirit in this flute?

Tobacco Prayer Flute in Fm from Dryad Flutes








Tobacco Prayer Flute in Fm







                                





Tobacco Prayer Flute in Fm                      Tobacco Prayer Flute in Fm                         Tobacco Prayer Flute in Fm                          Tobacco Prayer Flute in Fm       

                                                                                                                            


Clearly and soulfully tuned to an Fm (A=440) pentatonic scale, modes 1 & 4, playing three upper register notes, this Tree Tobacco ( Nicotiana glauca ) Prayer Flute, as with all Dryad Flutes, was bored out unsplit, maintaining her natural appearance and strength with the integrity of her growth rings left intact.  Some bark has been removed on the top of the flute, around the finger holes, contrasting the finely finished wood with the wonderful character of the bark.  With the bark removal, is that a dragon spirit in the flute that made herself known?  This branch flute measures 21 1/4" in length.  11 of the her knots have been beautifully inlaid with crushed abalone shell, as seen in the photos.  Elk lacing, with abalone and wood beads lends its spirit and strength to secure the bird to her nest. To help prevent wetout, the bird has been fitted with a cedar shoe.  A drain hole, covered by the lacing, has been designed into the air chamber.  The flute has been well sealed, inside and out, so that neither of the alkaloids in Nicotiana glauca (nicotine and anabasine) come into contact with the player.   

Tree Tobacco 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)

The Tree Tobacco used for this flute was gathered with respect and gratitude from an area slated for development, shortly before the bulldozers would have plowed it under.  Her life continues now as a spirit filled flute, especially suited for prayerful, healing intentions. 
 

$1,365.00
SOLD
Price includes:

USPS Priority Registered Shipping within United States, Happiness Guarantee Return Policy, Lifetime Warranty, Tax

and a high quality, Dryad Flute Pouch, custom made for this flute by Sabine!

Dryad Flute Pouch





Home Page   Dryad   Vision    Available Flutes    Gallery    Quality    Testimonials  
Green Branches
    On The Marsh   Under the Oaks    Butterfly Blue   Schedule    Living Lightly  


All Karmic Laws Applicable
All Natural Rights Reserved
2017 Jon Sherman