Women, children, and uninitiated men are not allowed to see the flutes being played. The images atop the flutes are ancestor figures and clan totems.
The flute is considered a sacred instrument. Flutes in Papua New Guinea are usually much larger than western flutes, made out of lengths of hollow bamboo.If you have any questions please message me. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic Antiques\Oceanian/Australasian". The seller is "retrorevivaluk" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.