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About this item: An instrument dating back to the Inca Empire, this panpipe features eleven reed tubes of graduated length are bound by colorful textiles. Known as a zampoña, this traditional Andean panpipe is handcrafted by Benito Tito. Selecting the reeds according to size, Tito sands them and aligns them with precision. They are held in place with nylon monofilament and covered with synthetic fabric. A matching fabric case is included; it emulates pre-Hispanic textiles.
- Carrying case included
About our Artist: Benito Tito, known to his friends as Tito Peru, is an expert at crafting traditional Peruvian musical instruments, such as ‘zampona’ and ‘quena’ flutes, the ‘antara,’ ‘roncadora,’ ‘tamasca,’ tambourines, ‘taymuro,’ and ocarinas. Each one is handcrafted with rustic tools. ‘Aiding in the preservation of our musical heritage is my family’s legacy. We have carefully crafted traditional instruments for generations,’ he says….Size: 9.75″ H x 6″ W x 1″ D
Authentic: an original NOVICA fair trade product in association with National Geographic.
Certified: comes with an official NOVICA Story Card certifying quality & authenticity.
Exceptional Artisan Quality by Benito Tito – crafted with care to be treasured for years to come.
Product info: Castilla reeds