University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:70-9-303
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Woodland
Provenience: North America
Culture Area: Northeast
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Vegetable Fiber
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

Description

Whistle, 2 pieces of a twig, split down the middle and strapped together at each end. Each twig has a shallow indentation running the width of the flat surface, about an inch long. Between the two flat surfaces is a thin piece of bark which vibrates when air is blown through the hole. The thread strapping the two twigs together is black vegetable fiber.


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