Nash Tavewa continues to impress us with his new line of glazed ceramic flutes.
Length: 16 3/4 inches long.
This flute is made of terra-cotta clay. It is carefully sculptured, tuned, and finished with a 12 hour firing to create a one-of-a-kind instrumental art piece.
Great intonation and playability are hallmarks of Nash's flutes.
Nash Tavewa and his family are masters of traditional Zapotec pottery, clay flutes and whistles, and ceremonial figurines. They have descended from centuries of potters and have no reason to doubt that their ancestors were potters in pre-Columbian times.
Nash belongs to the Bene Walash (Zapotec) Culture from the Sierra North of Oaxaca, Mexico. His flute journey began as a child. As a kid, his parents made him small cane flutes, clay whistles and drums to play with. Surrounded by family artists, he learned to make his own flutes and whistles.
In 1998, he met Guillermo Martinez a renowned Native American Flute and Drum maker. For 4 years, he apprenticed under Guillermo Martinez where he learned to make Native American Flutes and Drums. Now that he has mastered the craft he is making them for you.