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Artisan Crafted Ceramic Ocarina Hen Shaped Flute, "Red Brown Mamma Hen"

"People think only female mammals look after the young, but did you know... more

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"People think only female mammals look after the young, but did you know hens start taking care of their chicks even before they are hatched? They make clucking sounds the chicks can hear while they are still inside the egg," says Felix Carballo about the inspiration for this ocarina vessel flute. The Nicaraguan artisan crafts the ceramic ocarina by hand detailing the feathers with a bicycle spoke and eyes with a fine paint brush. Carballo prepares the different colors by pulverizing stones and using a brush to splash the color, successfully achieving an aged effect. This ocarina features two tonal perforations on either side of the body, and the tail is the mouth piece.

Ocarinas are one of the oldest musical instruments on the planet. Originally designed like a vessel with up to 13 perforations, ocarinas are now crafted in a variety of styles. In Mesoamerica, ocarinas usually take the form of a bird.

  • 0.30 kgs
  • 0.7 lbs
  • 11.3 cm H x 13 cm W x 8 cm D
  • 4.4" H x 5" W x 3.1" D

  • Ceramic
  • Instrument Rating: Beginner quality, intended for casual use
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Nicaragua.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Central Americaicon info
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  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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GEO-X

From MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

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09/26/2018

"Clever Hen of Nicaragua"

Marvellous. Estupendo.

Best Uses

  • Lifts spirit

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Red Brown Mamma Hen, Artisan Crafted Ceramic Ocarina Hen Shaped Flute

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Catherine

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10/17/2022

"Love it!"

Wow! What a wonderful surprise! Adorable! It s beautifully made, with the colouring, the details on the scales and fins, the perfect shape and finish. It fits in my hands perfectly, is about 4” x 6” x 2”, and makes a haunting, pretty sound, like a mourning dove. I m so glad I purchased this piece because it s nice to look at and makes me happy. Thank you Mr. Carballo. I love your work!

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Black Red Beige Fish, Artisan Crafted Fish Shaped Ceramic Ocarina Vessel Flute

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Yevgeniya

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12/18/2017

"Beautiful, but not very functional"

The ocarina is beautiful, but does not do a whole lot in terms of sound.

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Great for presentation art or conversation piece

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