MOSSI FLUTES, Burkina Faso

All of these Mossi flutes have been vetted as authentic, with evidence of age and use. Numbers 1-9 show extensive age and use.

MOSSI
Flute 4
17.5" high
$1200

MOSSI
Flute 6
11" high
$400

   

MOSSI
Flute 7
10.5" high
$400

 

MOSSI
Flute 8
10.25" high
$400


MOSSI
Flute 9
10.25" high
$400
 

MOSSI
Flute 10
11" high
$200 

MOSSI
Flute 13
6.25" high
$150

MOSSI
Flute 14
4.25" high
$100
 


 

MOSSI
Flute 16
7" high
$200  

 

MOSSI
Flute 17
8.5" high
$200 

 

MOSSI
Flute 18
6.5" high
$200  

 

MOSSI
Flute 19
5.5" high
$200  

The flutes below have been sold and are left here for reference and educational purposes.

MOSSI
Flute 1
9" high
SOLD

 

MOSSI
Flute 15
8.25" high
SOLD*

MOSSI
Flute 5
16.5" high
SOLD

 

MOSSI
Flute 2
6" high
SOLD

MOSSI
Flute 12
8" high
SOLD

 

MOSSI
Flute 11
8.75" high
SOLD


Photographs © Hamill Gallery

MOSSI, FLUTES, Burkina Faso

All of these Mossi flutes have been vetted as authentic, with evidence of age and use. Numbers 1-9 show extensive age and use.

In Burkina Faso, flutes from the Mossi, Lobi and Bwa people are played to accompany balafons and drums during ceremonies and mask perfomances. They can be played singly or in groups. A flute plays a set of notes with a complex but very repetitive tune.

Some flutes were used for different purposes by hunters.

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