This Koauau Flute is Maori made in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. It is made by a carver of Ngati Kahungungu/ Tu Wharetoa descent, a graduate of the NZ Maori Arts & Crafts Institute, Rotorua.
The koauau has been skillfully turned and carved from native totara. It measures approximately 12cm x 3.1cm (4 3/4" x 1 1/4"), and comes to you in a plaited flax bag (kete).
In the right hands, the koauau can make beautiful music, as happened in the story of Hinemoa and Tutanekai. Tutanekai was able to convince his love Hinemoa to swim to him across Lake Rotorua, by the beautiful sound he made on the koauau.
The koauau is a side blown flute. Purse your lips as if you are about to whistle, and then position the koauau against your lips, as if you are blowing across the end (not directly into the end). Turn the koauau until you make your best sound.
Proudly Maori Made in New Zealand, and shipped worldwide.
Shipping Times during Covid-19
Currently (January 2021), Airmail to Australia and the USA is taking about 5 weeks, and Airmail to the UK and Europe is taking 6-7 weeks. Airmail to South America is at least 8 weeks, and allow up to 12 weeks.
Economy Courier and Express Courier are up to 10 working days worldwide.
As always, we do not guarantee Airmail or Courier shipping times, as they are beyond our control.
Courier shipping times within New Zealand are approximately one working day to the North Island, 2 working days to the South Island (with an overnight option available at a different price), and up to 3 days to rural areas.
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