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WINTER SALE!

​SAVE up to 20% ON Remaining Models!


 

Five Hole Lakota Courting Flute Replicas

from top to bottom:

 

#4059 Raven in Western Cedar

with cherry wolf block

 SOLD

 

#4061 Eagle in Redwood

with walnut step block

SOLD

 

#4062 Waterbird in Redwood

with walnut loon block

SOLD


 

#4060 Contemporary in Redwood

with walnut step block

SALE PRICED AT $395

 

 

 

 

 


Just Completed!

Marked down $100



#4074 G - Eagle  with Eagle block


#4075 G - Eagle with Bison SOLD

#4077 F# - Raven with Zuni bear SOLD

#4076 F# - Raven with Wolf SOLD


24" in Western Cedar


Your choice - $375





In-Stock Specials

Updated 12/05/17


For more information about the 5-hole flutes go to the "Flutes" section and find the Dan Red Buffalo design replicas.


​"Your flutes are new, but they sound old."

 Peter Fippen


One Classic Waterspirit left and on Sale!


From top to bottom:

​#4070 G-Eagle in Eastern aromatic cedar with cherry horse block

SOLD


​These are in Western Red Cedar:


#4068 24" F# Waterspirit - Walnut block

regularly $425

​SOLD



#4067 24" F# Waterspirit - Cherry block

​regularly $425

Sale Priced at $350


#4069 G-Sonoran

SOLD


​Historic Redwood Flutes 

I made these two with wood salvaged from an old railroad water tower constructed in the 1850's.  What a find!  A privilege to work with but challenging.
Top is my latest Sandhill Crane design.

Six-hole in D# minor.  28" long, 1 1/4" bore.
The sandhill crane effigy figured prominently in the flute culture of the Lakota Elk-Dreamers as a harbinger of change.


Below is a precise replica of the sixth-century Basketmaker Anasazi flute from the original specifications I obtained in 1995 from a study of archived flutes housed in the University of Arizona Museum, the first of the modern flute makers to do so.  As far as anyone knows the voice of this flute lay quiet for centuries until my first working replica.  The old ones were preserved with arsenic so not safely  playable.  Alone in my shop I found once again the whispers of the old voices.  

What a sublime music!
The original was discovered in 1939 carefully hidden in Broken Flute Cave in Prayer Rock Canyon near Four Corners.   Imagine a shaman 1500 years ago praying this flute in the echos of an ancient stone canyon.  Too much!  A study to learn how to play, but the music is so worth the effort.

27 3/8" long, 7/8" bore, six hole.

Crane flute #4064 - $895
Anasazi #4071 - SOLD





















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