Height: 27 1/8 in. (68.9 cm)
Diameter: 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm)
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.