LOBI FLUTES, Burkina Faso

LOBI
Flute 1
19" high
$600

LOBI
Flute 2
17.5" high
$600



LOBI
Flute 3
29" high
$500




LOBI
Flute 4
28" high
$500

LOBI
Flute 5
19" high
$500

LOBI
Flute 6
15.5" high
$300


LOBI
Flute 7
4.5" high
$200

Photographs © Tim Hamill

MOSSI, FLUTES, Burkina Faso

All of these Lobi flutes have been vetted as authentic, with evidence of age and use. Numbers 1-2 show extensive age and use.

In Burkina Faso, flutes from the Mossi, Lobi and Bwa people are played to accompany balafons and drums during ceremonies and mask perfomances. They can be played singly or in groups. A flute plays a set of notes with a complex but very repetitive tune.

Some flutes were used for different purposes by hunters.

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