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Wood quena flute, 'Song of the Andes' - Fair Trade Peruvian Quena Flute with Case

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

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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
  • Carrying case included
  • Each artwork is unique -- wood grain, color, and pattern will differ slightly from picture
  • Made in Peru.
  • Ships fast from USA.
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Janice

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02/12/2020

"Great authentic addition to my home"

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My Grandson has already mastered playing it. Beautifully made.

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Nicolas

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08/06/2019

"5 stars forsure"

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Great piece of art beautiful. Had an issue with order but customer service was quick to fix it. Very pleased with this flute it is functional and working on learning to play it still

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  • New hobby learning to play a new musical instrument

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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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Monica

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04/05/2021

"Perfect gift for someone who loves instruments"

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I gave it to my daughters boyfriend whos a musician and collects instruments. He loved it!

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Tom

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02/27/2021

"Nice piece"

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It works well

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Jean

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11/04/2020

"Gem loves wood ronroco guitar"

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Great addition to my collection.

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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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