vessel flute

photo: Waldemar Kielichowski © Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw

Michał Zawada, The Golec Brothers Foundation; rec. Maciej Stasiński, Żywiec 2017
Local name: kusoc, sowa, gwizdek
Classification: 4 Aerophones / 42 Wind instruments proper / 421 Edge instruments or flutes / 421.2 Flutes with duct or duct flutes / 421.22 Flutes with internal duct / 421.221 (Single) flutes with internal duct / 421.221.4 Vessel flutes with duct / 421.221.41 Vessel flutes with duct, without fingerholes
Maker: Romańczyk Marian
Date: 1980
Village / Town: Żywiec
Region: the Carpathian region (Beskid Żywiecki)
Country: Poland
Owner: The Municipal Museum of Żywiec – The Old Castle, Department of Ethnography
Inventory number: MŻ-E/1856
Description: owl-shaped body, big diameter to length ratio; no fingerholes
Decoration: painted light and dark brown, glazed
Measurements: 70 x 45 mm
Materials: clay
Performance practice: single sound whose pitch depends on the size of the flute; when blown lighter it may produce a glissando slide down a minor third
Catalog card by: The Municipal Museum of Żywiec / Zbigniew Jerzy Przerembski

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