icon handOver $103.2 million sent to artisans so far!

Similar Items

Reed zampona panpipe, 'Wari Melody' - Reed zampona panpipe icon bankCurate

Product ID: 190912

Reed zampona panpipe, "Wari Melody"

byBenito Tito: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (26)
The melodious tunes of the zampoña offers transport to the Andes, where it is... more

Coming Back!

This item is available for backorder and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Read more

Pre-Order Now!

This item is available for pre-order and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Read more

Details

The melodious tunes of the zampoña offers transport to the Andes, where it is believed to originate during the days of the Wari culture. Benito Tito crafts the double panpipe with natural reed and includes a pouch woven in the style of Cuzco textiles.

  • 0.33 kgs
  • 0.7 lbs
  • 58 cm H x 12.5 cm W x 4 cm D
  • 22.75" H x 4.9" W x 1.6" D

  • Reed
  • Instrument Rating: Decorative quality, intended only as a conversation piece
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andesicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No

Reviews by Customers

Artist rating

icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star

Total reviews

26

Verified Reviewer

12/21/2017

"Beautiful professional"

icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star

Exquisite case and instrument. My husband LOVED it for his music studio! Tone is wonderful!

Purchased Item:

Wari Melody, Reed zampona panpipe

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (0) No (0)

Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Husband
  • Occasion: Christmas

Verified Reviewer

10/01/2017

"Perfect"

icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star

Gave this beautiful pipe as a gift. He loves it! Very well made and surprisingly not that difficult to play. Great pipe!

Purchased Item:

Wari Melody, Reed zampona panpipe

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (0) No (0)

Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Brother
  • Occasion: Christmas

Verified Reviewer

07/15/2017

"Great Panpipe"

icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star

Very well made Panpipe flutes and the bag is real well crafted, colorful and looks awesome!

Purchased Item:

Wari Melody, Reed zampona panpipe

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (0) No (0)

From Northfield, Connecticut, USA

Verified Reviewer

08/15/2020

"This is added into my music making collection"

icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star

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

Tags By Julie

Best Uses

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (0) No (0)

From Pennsylvania

Verified Reviewer

02/13/2020

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

icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star

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.

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (2) No (0)

Verified Reviewer

02/12/2020

"Great authentic addition to my home"

icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star

My Grandson has already mastered playing it. Beautifully made.

Purchased Item:

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

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (0) No (0)

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.

 
icon up
BACK TO TOP

Your NOVICA Packages are Safe and Secure!

NOVICA's response to COVID 19

Every NOVICA item comes with our universal guarantee

Certified clean packing environment

Quality tested and verified by our region teams

Fair trade and 100% happiness guaranteed