Native American Flutes
These are my first two Native
American Flutes. The top flute, with the dragon fetish and Celtic
knots burned on the sides, is obviously a kluge of cultures. I apologize
in advanced if I offend any Native Americans with it, but my older daughter
suggested the dragon motif and I could not stop myself before the Celtic
knots snuck in. It is definitely MY flute. Thanks go to Roy Peters , of
Story Teller Flutes, for
the Ben Hunt pattern/instructions and final guidance to reduce the 'wind'
noise in the tone. Roy, I have begun to play my heart... that still doesn't
mean others want to hear it ;-).
The second flute was made from
measurements given to me by Tom Lesson. Tom I knew as a woodcarver
for years. When he saw my first flute at a show I find out he's cherokee
and also carves flutes. Tom gets blamed for teaching me to do a loon
call. Not sure if I can call loons, but I got a lot of bird carvers
to my booth that weekend.