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Huaco Silbador - Peruvian Whistling Vessel - Plant

SKU: mm0069

Product Dimensions: 9 H x 3.5 W x 8.5 D inches

Availability: In stock

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A lovingly and skillfully hand-made, dual chambered huaco silbador or whistling vessel, created by Ana La Rosa, sister of well-known Peruvian musician Tito La Rosa, the Shaman of Sound. Formed from the earthy red clay of Peru, this Peruvian whistling vessel is fired to create a delicate and delightful ceramic vessel with a sweet whistling sound. This piece is an original modern design with a handpainted jungle plant on the upright whistling pipe. Artfully crafted. Handmade in Peru.

Detailed Information:
  • Fair Trade
  • Hand Made
  • Supports Indigenous Cultures


For 2,500 years Andean civilizations produced earthenware whistling vessels. From Ecuador to southern Peru, Indian craftmen molded clay into vessels that have only recently been interpreted as specifically pitched whistles. The conclusion was made by Steven Garrett and Daniel Stat and was reported in 1977 in The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. This acoustical analysis determined that each culture produced its own range of frequencies, with the tones being in the area of greatest sensitivity to human hearing. The acoustical study also determined that no single culture fabricated whistles in a range encompassing even half of an octave, indicating that the vessels, although intentionally made as whistles, were not intended as musical instruments - at least not in the usual sense. However, when several vessels from a specific culture are played simultaneously, a psycho-acoustical effect is created through the interaction of the different frequencies.

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