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Huaco Silbador-Peruvian Whistling Vessel - Kestrel

SKU: mmwv051

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Jose Vitancio Humeres

Recreation of a double-bodied whistling vessel with a bridge handle based on the Inca style. It has a reverberant chamber that emits a sustained FA note when filled halfway with water. 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, through one or more whistle holes. Exquisitely made.

The whistle on this piece works with a strong sound. A functional musical instrument and a brilliant piece of art.

Made in Peru.

Measures: 21 x 9 x 17 cm

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    Jose Vitancio Humeres

    Jose Vitancio Humeres appeared on US television in a video demonstrating the magical intonations of these works of art called whistling vessels. Vitancio Humeres resides in Cusco, capital city of the Cusco Province. He is dedicated to the collection of this kind of curious collectible artwork and creates them in replica. His works are shown in the Inca Museum Cusco.


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