Much of the bark has been left on this 6 holed unsplit Elderberry branch flute, morphing into the finely finished, exposed wood grain. Measuring 13" in length, it is sweetly voiced and accurately tuned to a high d# minor pentatonic scale, able to play 3 upper octave notes. Crushed malachite has been inlaid into the knot of the branchlet stub on the left side of the flute and a small knot on the right. To aid against wet-out (the build-up of breath condensation that can clog the windway of the flute) the bird has been fitted with a redwood heartwood shoe, for its absorption qualities, and a drain hole has been designed into the air chamber. Elk lacing with malachite and brass beads holds the bird to the nest.
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