photo: Waldemar Kielichowski © Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw

Local name: piszczek, gwizdek, wabik
Classification: 4 Aerophones / 42 Wind instruments proper / 421 Edge instruments or flutes / 421.2 Flutes with duct or duct flutes / 421.22 Flutes with internal duct / 421.221 (Single) flutes with internal duct / 421.221.3 Stopped flutes with internal duct / 421.221.32 Stopped flutes with internal duct with fingerholes
Maker: Szczotka Franciszek
Date: 1983
Village / Town: Kiczyce
Region: the Carpathian region (Beskid Żywiecki)
Country: Poland
Owner: The Municipal Museum of Żywiec – The Old Castle, Department of Ethnography
Inventory number: MŻ-E/1943
Description: body made from a tree branch covered with bark; one fingerhole; lower end stopped
Measurements: 70 x 35 mm
Materials: wood
Sound compass, tuning: two sounds; pitch depends on the precision of the instrument's execution; tuning depends on the pipe's length
Performance practice: traditionally made and played by shepherds, nowadays used as a children's toy
Catalog card by: Lucjan Grajny / Zbigniew Jerzy Przerembski

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