bone, four finger holes, grooved linear decor, old age patina, base;
straight open tube type called "koauau. Most of them are carved from wood, but stone and whale-tooth examples are also found. "Koauau" of human arm and leg bones are fairly frequent, and were made from the bones of slain enemies. Maori flutes were all blown obliquely across the open end.
L: 12 cm, L: 4,7 inch
Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Vienna, Austria (1928-2000)
Johann Pristat, Berlin, Germany
(J. Pristat was a very close friend of F. Hundertwasser, who inherited present object from his estate. Hundertwasser himself intended to write a book about their friendship. Even the title already was fixed: "Der Meister der architektonischen Künste, trifft auf den Meister der kulinarischen Künste". But the sudden death Huntertwassers from heart failure in february 2000 avoided the project. It was finally realized by Jasmin Eichner with the book "Mein Freund Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Erzählungen, Biographische Daten", 1992.