Measuring 21" in length, with a 1" diameter sound chamber, this 6 holed, unsplit Arroyo Willow (Salix lasiolepis) branch flute is accurately tuned to an F# minor pentatonic scale, playing modes 1 & 4 & the Gypsy scale, as well as 2 upper octave notes. Turquoise has been inlaid in the knot holes as well as the wonderful crevace that resulted from diamonding on this willow branch. Elk lacing with turquoise and horn bone beads holds the bird to the nest, the bird wearing a redwood heartwood shoe to aid against wetout. The branch for this flute was gathered along San Marcos Creek, in San Diego County, CA amongst a wild grove of willow trees. California Indians found many uses for the wonderful willow tree, including bows, baskets, shelters, clothing, fish traps and medicines derived from salicin in the willow's bark, the original aspirin. So this willow flute may well be a cure for
the headache of a stressful day.
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