This type of Flutist is most common to the North of Nigeria, although there are some in the eastern region as well. The kneeling ones are always at the entrance of their emir or king’s palace. They are to entertain the guests as they come in, or during coronations or other occasions. This piece stands just over 11 inches tall, and weighs 12 ounces. The Flutist is crafted from local Oro wood.
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