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Product ID: 97696

Quena Wood Inca Flute with Case Handmade in Peru, "Jacaranda"

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The rich grain of jacaranda wood lends its extraordinary beauty to this quena... more

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

  • 0.10 kgs
  • 0.2 lbs
  • 38 cm H x 2.5 cm Diam.
  • 15" H x 1" Diam.

  • Jacaranda wood
  • Carrying case included
  • Instructions included
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andesicon info
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  • Premium Gift Wrap? No

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26

From Northfield, Connecticut, USA

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08/15/2020

"This is added into my music making collection"

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A beautiful flute, Im still learning how to play it!

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Jacaranda, Quena Wood Inca Flute with Case Handmade in Peru

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04/20/2019

"The finger holes are bigger than what photo shows"

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The big finger holes make too difficult to play...

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Jacaranda, Quena Wood Inca Flute with Case Handmade in Peru

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From San Marcos, TX, USA

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11/01/2016

"beautiful craftsmanship!"

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This was a gift to a dear friend who plays the flute here in the US in a band ....she loved receiving a different style to try, but also the gorgeous wood and detailing made it such a wonderful artwork to share with her ....thank you!

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Jacaranda, Quena Wood Inca Flute with Case Handmade in Peru

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  • This was a gift for: Friend
  • Occasion: birthday
From Pennsylvania

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02/13/2020

"I am very excited to learn how to use the pipes!"

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I loved receiving my Andean pipes! They were contained in a lovely carrying case and the pipes themselves were meticulously cut and bound together. My only problem is that I do not know how to play them! I was able to get some soft notes out of them which was great, but I clearly need instruction. It would be wonderful if the very skilled artisan, Benito Tito, could put together a beginner?s guide to help someone like me get started. I would be very willing to pay extra for a beginner?s guide to using the pipes written by an expert like Benito Tito.

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

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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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  • Play Bossa Nova

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

 
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