The beautiful grain of the light-colored sapwood shines on this finely finished, spirit-filled Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana) solid bore branch flute. A high quality concert or recording flute, it is clearly and soulfully voiced to a stable and very responsive low Dm pentatonic scale, modes 1&4, playing three in-tune upper register notes. The flute measures 25 3/4" in length with a 1" diameter sound chamber. Finger holes are ergonomically spaced for average sized hands and the lightness of the cedar wood makes this a very comfortable lower keyed branch flute to hold and play. Several of the knots have been inlaid with crushed lapis lazuli and a smooth, oval-shaped lapis lazuli stone has been set into the bird. The darker colored heartwood of the branch lines the inside of the air chamber, contributing its aromatic scent and moisture resistant quality to the flute. Deer leather lacing with lapis lazuli and gold-plated brass beads secures the bird to its nest. To help prevent wet-out, a drain hole covered by the lacing has been designed into the bottom of the air chamber and the bird has been fitted with a cedar heartwood shoe.
Native American uses of Eastern Red Cedar:
Native American tribes used Red Cedar poles to mark out agreed tribal hunting territories. French traders named Baton Rouge, Louisiana, (meaning "red stick") from the reddish color of these poles. The Ojibwe people use Red Cedar as one of their four sacred medicines along with tobacco, white sage, and sweet grass. It is used as a spiritually purifying herb in midewiwin ceremonies and prayer. The wood was also used to make sinew-backed bows. In the Lakota language, its name is Chansha, "redwood" or Hante. (Wikipedia)
Healing properties of Lapis Lazuli:
Lapis Lazuli opens the third eye and balances the throat chakra. It stimulates enlightenment and enhances dream work and psychic abilities, facilitating spiritual journeying and stimulating personal spiritual power. Lapis Lazuli bonds relationships in love and friendship and aids expressing feelings and emotions. This stone quickly releases stress, bringing deep peace. ("The Crystal Bible", Hall)
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