Dulali [bitu ni vakatagi, bitu ucu, duvu vatagi]
- Raymond Ammann
Nose flute of Fiji. The instrument, known locally by many names, ranges from 35 to 70 cm long and 3 to 6 cm in diameter. It is made of a single internode of bamboo, closed at both ends by the nodes, and has four to nine finger holes evenly spaced along the length and often three additional holes evenly spaced around the midpoint. It is probable that it functions as a vessel flute. Some examples in museums show burned-in decorations. Fijian nose flutes are now almost obsolete. Formerly, they accompanied certain ...