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.