Much of the bark has been removed from this unsplit Olive Branch Flute, (Olea europaea), exposing the beautiful, finely finished wood grain. Measuring 20 5/8" in length, it is clearly and soulfully tuned to an Gm pentatonic scale, modes 1 & 4, playing three upper register notes as well as the Gypsy Scale. A few small knot holes have been inlaid with crushed Turquoise. Deer leather lacing with Turquoise and gold plated beads secures the bird to its nest. To help prevent wetout, the bird has been fitted with a Cedar shoe, and a drain hole, covered by the lacing, has been designed into the air chamber. The branch for this flute was gathered sustainably, with respect and prayer, from an abandoned Olive grove that grows within the San Marcos Creek watershed of California.
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