uguna native american style flutes - how the journey began
In 1998 we were in a craft gallery run by our friend Kathy Leone - Eagle Mother - a Micmac from Princeton, Massachusetts. We were buying some of Kathy's beautiful silver work but I also came across a CD of Robert Tree Cody playing his red cedar flute. Hearing that music marked the start of a journey that is still under way. Poem 'journeys'.
A few months later I bought my
first flute - made from river cane - from Jim Gilliland,
a Cherokee from North Alabama. Now I play native
american flutes and native american-style flutes (made
by non-indians), and make native american-style flutes
in a variety of North American softwoods - Eastern and Western Red
Cedar, Alaskan Yellow Cedar,
Sequoia. Each is unique as
they are made individually, entirely by hand, and take
twenty hours or more to complete.
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