Native to Australia where its leaves provide the sole source of food for the Koala and where its trunk, when bored out by termites, is used by the Aboriginal Australians in the making of their traditional didgeridoos, Eucalyptus trees can also make high quality branch flutes--this one from the branch of a Lemon Eucalyptus, Corymbia citriodora. Measuring 17 3/4" in length, with 4 tuning/direction holes and a 3/4" sound chamber bored out unsplit, her voice is a sweet and resonant mid-range concert/recording quality Bm pentatonic scale, A=440, modes 1 & 4, playing three upper register notes. Some of her smooth bark has been sanded down, contrasting nicely with her finely finished wood grain. Three branchlet stubs, including one on the bird, have been inlaid with crushed Serpentine. From The Book of Stones: "Serpentine is a powerful stone for Earth Healers who focus their energies on understanding and assisting the planet through its current transformations." Deer leather lacing with horn bone and Serpentine 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 respectfully gathered from a Lemon Eucalyptus tree that had been cut down for a development ... living on now through this one-of-a-kind and beautiful flute.
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