Introducing the Percussion Plus Honestly Made decorated flute
From the Percussion Plus Honestly Made range, this ornately decorated small cane flute features animal and plant artwork, along with colourful patterns in a traditional Peruvian style. These flutes are hand-painted, so each one is both beautiful and unique.
They’re built from solid bamboo wood and have a varnished finish, making them comfortable to hold and play. The sound they make is soft, mellow and airy, and they are used to play traditional folk music of the Peruvian Andes.
Each instrument is hand made using traditional materials and methods. See below for more information about the Honestly Made range of instruments from Percussion Plus.
These items are musical instruments not toys and there may be small parts on or in some of them. Younger players should use them under supervision.
The history of Peruvian art
The beginnings of Peruvian art can be traced back to the Cupisnique culture and the Chavín culture. Their intricate designs have been drawn on pots and weaved onto fabrics for hundreds of years, and many of the age-old techniques have been passed down and are still practiced today.
The rich history behind the decoration on these flutes makes them the perfect way to teach children about the culture and people of Peru. Plus, the geometric shapes and stylised animals will instantly get them interested, so they’ll be more open to learning about the origins of this instrument and many more.