Measuring 21 1/2" in length, some of the bark has been left on this 6 holed unsplit Olive branch flute, (Olea europaea), adding even more color and contrast to the highly figured and beautiful wood grain. Tuned to an F# minor pentatonic scale, modes 1 & 4, it also plays the Gypsy scale and three upper octave notes. Bark crevices and knot or surface checks have been inlaid with crushed serpentine. Elk lacing with serpentine and brass beads holds the bird to the nest, the bird fitted with a redwood shoe to aid against wetout. The branch for this flute was pruned from trees at the Nottingham Center for the Arts in San Marcos, CA. As the olive branch is a symbol of peace in Western cultures, may this olive branch flute inspire peace and harmony in the player and listener.
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