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Musical Horn

Whistle

Object Number:NA11749
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tlingit
Provenience: United States of America
Alaska
Sitka (uncertain)
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Locus: Sitka Kaagwaantaan Clan?
Section:American
Materials:Wood
String
Length: 38 cm
Width: 6.5 cm
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1926
Other Number:121 - Other Number

Description

Musical horn called "The Call of the Wild." The main body of the instrument is made from a hollowed out, wooden cylinder split in half. Halves are inserted into a cylindrical mouthpiece that holds the instrument together along with plant fiber threads. The mouthpiece has a small segment of wood inside and the foot end is plugged with wood wrapped with a plant fiber strip.

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