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Huaco Silbador-Peruvian Water Whistling Vessel - Shaman with Vessel
This dual chambered hollow clay replica of a pre-Colombian whistling vessel bears an anthropomorphic form, likely a shaman, emptying a large vessel into a smaller container. Sculpted by ethnomusicologist Jose Vitancio Humeres of Peru, it is a replica of an original design. "I think the sounds these instruments make were to create positive energy," says Vitancio Humeres.
Constructed of two chambers, as well as a system of air ducts and aqueducts, the vessel is filled partially with water, and when held and tipped, pushes the air outward to create melodic sounds, depending on the size and number of whistle holes. The whistle on this piece works with a strong sound. A functional whistling vessel and a brilliant piece of art. Exquisitely made in Peru.
Jose Vitancio Humeres
Born in Cuzco, graduated in Administration and International Business, specialist musician in traverse flute and recognized as a Quechua ethnomusicologist by the San Antonio Abad National University of Cuzco. For more than 20 years he has carried out studies of pre-Hispanic musical instruments from ancient pre-Hispanic cultures such as Chavín, Moche, Nazca, Chincha and Inca to replicate musical objects. His research is based on the work of leading specialists such as D'Harcourt, Bolaños, Aretz and Hickmann.