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Fair Trade Peruvian Quena Flute with Case, "Song of the Andes"

Jacaranda wood lends its extraordinary beauty to this quena flute. Crafted by... more

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Jacaranda wood lends its extraordinary beauty to this quena flute. Crafted by hand, it is a legacy of the Inca, an indispensable instrument in today's traditional Peruvian music. Benito Tito perforates holes of different widths to ensure a sweet sound and tunes it to 440. The mouthpiece is carved from bone and its case emulates pre-Hispanic textiles.

  • 0.12 kgs
  • 0.3 lbs
  • 37 cm H x 2.5 cm Diam.
  • 14.5" H x 1" Diam.

  • Jacaranda wood, cow bone, acrylic case
  • Instrument Rating: Beginner quality, intended for casual use
  • Carrying case included
  • Each artwork is unique -- wood grain, color, and pattern will differ slightly from picture
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in the Andesicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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Thiago Mallon

From New Westminster - Canada

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01/10/2020

"Beautiful and very well made"

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A good Quena but definitely not a professional one. The C hole and the thumb hole are slight to the right compared to the other holes, while it should, if not straight, slightly to the left. Also, the G hole is slight to the left when it should be slightly to the right. The instrument would be a good option to a left person, although it is not totally in tune. The misalignment of those hole cause an uncomfortable playing.

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Grayce

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04/29/2017

"Tuned bone mouth Jacaranda Quena"

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Quena and carrying case are beautiful, very well made, the service was excellent and the instrument arrived exactly when expected. I am new to playing quena, professional on other instruments. This instrument plays in tune. With my beginning player skill level I got an F# major scale for the bottom octave (the instrument will play higher with a more skilled player). Therefore I was able to play Amazing Grace in B major, using the bottom octave of the quena. The tip to use the pinkie to hold the quena when the holes are uncovered came in very handy for the top notes of the song. The quena is resonant and produces a wonderful rich tone. My daughter loved it so the quena is hers now. I need to save up for one for me or borrow it back! Thank you Benito for making this wonderful instrument. We love it. I hope you are able to continue making traditional instruments.

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Thomas

From Ohio, U.S.A.

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06/20/2016

"A Cherished Gift"

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Awesome and authentic work of art.

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  • This was a gift for: Son
  • Occasion: Christmas

Olive

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08/28/2018

"Very well crafted!"

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This is a beautiful flute, kind of a medium chocolate brown with dark stripes. The flute body is crafted all in one piece. The bone mouth piece is smooth and glossy. It sounds wonderful and with more practice I will sound good also. Thank you very much for making this flute I love it very much!

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Joseph

From Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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07/31/2018

"Well made"

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Love it now only if i can play it better.

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  • making music and making wife upset due to my non knowledge of working it

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Herman

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07/31/2018

"Flute"

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Wonderful artistic instrument. It is a great addition to my wind instruments.

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well made highly artistic cover

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  • musical expressions

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Joy

From Malakoff Texas U.S.A.

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05/11/2022

"Flute"

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Bought as a gift and he loves it!

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Valerie

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05/10/2022

"Wonderful Flute"

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I am learning to play this flute. It has deep, peaceful tones. I love the case for it so much, I keep the flute hanging in my dining room like a piece of art

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Alexandra

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04/07/2022

"Phenomenal Craftsmanship"

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This Jacaranda flute is an immediate hit. Everything you know about commercially sold flutes is erased when you hold Mr. Tiros flute in your hands. The smooth finish, the weight, the color, and sound are gorgeous. If you manage to produce sounds from the ute youll notice the sounds come off more crisp than cheap flutes. The flute comes in a beautifully sewn pouch for storage, protection, and travel. This is a lovely gift for anyone.

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Jacaranda, Quena Wood Inca Flute with Case Handmade in Peru

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Alexandra

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03/27/2022

"Excellent Addition to Any Household"

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For music lovers: This could easily be an authentic collectible. The craftsmanship is phenomenal and the wood used is strong. The instrument plays beautifully and the pouch it comes with is gorgeous.

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Karen

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12/18/2021

"Beautiful flute"

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I have wanted a flute like this for years. Very nicely made. I still haven t mastered playing it yet.

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Jacaranda, Quena Wood Inca Flute with Case Handmade in Peru

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J

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10/17/2021

"Special instrument"

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Im still just learning to play this beautiful quena, but the care and craftsmanship that went into making it inspires me to keep practicing!

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Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

For generations, the Tito family legacy has helped to preserve the musical traditions of the Peruvian Andes. The art of crafting musical instruments to produce the haunting music indigenous to this region has been passed from father to son. Benito is now an elder master. He embraces every opportunity to teach younger artisans the vast array of skills required to handcraft a musical instrument and proudly incorporates local materials, such as jungle bamboo, into his designs.

Confronting Adversity

Confronting Adversity

Now in his seventies, Benito has had cataract surgery but now faces glaucoma. Work is more difficult for him but he refuses to give up. The income from the sales of his musical instruments help him care for his wife who can no longer care for herself, pay for his grandchildren’s education and maintain his dignity. He is grateful that the orders for his work have increased since joining Novica.

Job Creator

Job Creator

Whenever Benito has a large order or many orders to fill at the same time, he hires other craftspeople to help him. He especially likes to give work to those who are from his hometown of Puno - he likes to be able to share the income this work brings with others in his community.

Profound Impact

Profound Impact

Now in his seventies, Benito is entirely dependent upon Novica sales. The income derived from the sales of his musical instruments support him, his wife and his grandchildren. He also gives work to other artisans when he needs help to meet the demand for his work.

Moving On Up

Moving On Up

As Benito's sales have grown through Novica, he has been able to hire other artisans to help meet the demand for his handcrafted instruments. He has trained many of them in this traditional craft and prides himself on preserving this traditional Peruvian art form.

Enabling Education

Enabling Education

Now in his seventies, Benito lives with one of his children and their children. Their parents provide for their children's food and clothing and Benito proudly pays for his grandchildren's education, even though he often struggles to do so.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

Benito Tito has received a $450 microcredit loan with 0% interest. Proceeds were used to purchase wood, strings and accessories for his musical instruments.

Elder Master

Elder Master

This artist is an elder master and continues to actively practice their craft.

 
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