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Peruvian Bamboo Quena Flute, "Night Owl"

Handcrafted of smooth bamboo, the quena flute is a legacy of the Inca. Today it... more

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Handcrafted of smooth bamboo, the quena flute is a legacy of the Inca. Today it is an indispensable instrument in traditional Peruvian songs. Benito Tito perforates holes of different widths to ensure a professional sound. An owl adorns the flute and its fabric case emulates pre-Hispanic textiles.

  • 80 grams
  • 0.2 lbs
  • 38 cm H x 2.5 cm Diam.
  • 15" H x 1" Diam.

  • Bamboo, acrylic case
  • Instrument Rating: Beginner quality, intended for casual use
  • Carrying case included
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in the Andesicon info
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  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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J

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10/17/2021

"Special instrument"

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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Night Owl, Peruvian Bamboo Quena Flute

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takashi

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04/23/2019

"Finely crafted"

I prefer this size over the traditional Japanese shakuhachi for easier handling; very nice woven carrying case.

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Joy

From Malakoff Texas U.S.A.

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05/11/2022

"Flute"

Bought as a gift and he loves it!

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Tom

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02/27/2021

"Nice piece"

It works well

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joanne

From Pittsburgh, PA

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01/28/2019

"Beautiful flute"

What a beautiful flute! It sounds wonderful and comes with a lovely case to keep it safe. I love it!

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Baggio A.

From Flagstaff, AZ

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11/30/2017

"Hermoisima - Aboslutely Beautiful"

If I have one thing I love collecting, its flutes. And this quena is by far my favorite. The instrument itself is even more gorgeous than the pictures gives it credit for, the carving is almost spiritual, and the fabric case is mesmerizing. I know it sounds like hyperbole but I cannot express how impressed I am by the quality. And the sound? Professional, warm, and deep. It actually feeeeels good to play it. Te juro que esta hermosa, sin mentira.

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  • playing music
  • Home decor
  • Just admiring it like the work of art it is

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Night Owl, Peruvian Bamboo Quena Flute

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Valerie

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05/10/2022

"Wonderful Flute"

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"

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"

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"

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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Monica

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04/05/2021

"Perfect gift for someone who loves instruments"

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

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Jean

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11/04/2020

"Gem loves wood ronroco guitar"

Great addition to my collection.

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Chavin Sun, Wood ronroco guitar

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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.

Eco-Friendly

Eco-Friendly

This Product is awarded the Earth Friendly badge because it uses recycled or sustainable materials or techniques.

 
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