Beautifully crafted in ebonized walnut, five hole pentatonic in key of A. (Actually a 6 hole instrument, with one hole which has a leather band to cover it. Can be played as either a 5 or 6 hole flute by moving the band). Decorative turquoise beads and leather wrappings.
Ebonizing is a process used in the early 1900s. Even though the ebony wood was already rare and costly, ebony furniture was popular at that time. To compensate for that, wood workers developed a dyeing process called ebonizing. Unlike a stain, the dyeing process penetrates the wood fiber deeply. Walnut is ideal for this process because it has a dark brown grain that streaks through the black dye giving it a similar look to ebony.
This Crow Flute is a good accompaniment flute for the Contra Bass "A" flute and the Pocket Flute in the key of "A".