L. 68.9 x Diam. ±3.2 cm (27-1/8 x ±1 1/4 in.); Blow hole: L. 3 cm (3/16 in.); W. 2.3 cm (15/16 in.)
Aerophone-Blow Hole-side-blown flute (transverse)
Gift of Daewoo Group, 1981
Not on view
This is the largest of the Korean transverse flutes and is made of a rare bamboo believed to have evil qualities. A membrane protected by a metal plate buzzes as the flute is played. Red wax coats the interior to prevent rot.