Wood Quena Flute Wind Instrument, "Peace Flute"
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Dionisio Quilla crafts a beautiful quena flute, an instrument dating to the Inca Empire. Quena means "many-holed object" in the Quechua language. It is said to have entranced birds to soar above its player, which may be no wonder given that early versions the quena were fashioned from condor bone. Quilla crafts this piece from diablo fuerte or yellow wood and paints it by hand. It includes a bright fabric carrying case.
Dionisio Quilla has received a $400 microcredit loan with 0% interest. Proceeds were used to purchase the materials he needs to increase production, such as wood and bamboo.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
"Put to use out of the box!"
This flute was a gift to our son who isn't inhibited to try playing any musical instrument-the Christmas wrapping hadn't been picked up and he was getting familiar with his new instrument.
- For anyone inclined to make music
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