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date: 10 December 2019

Sk-a’nalocked

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Double-reed aerophone of the Haida and other peoples of British Columbia. In some types the massive blades of the reed are inserted in the narrow end of a conical wooden (typically cedar) tube and fully enclosed by a large tapered cap, into which the player blows. In other types the reed is exposed. The name is also applied to wooden whistles of British Columbia, sometimes also called ‘dance whistles’; the tapered body is halved lengthwise, hollowed, and carved to form the windway, and reassembled with pitch and twine or split spruce root binding....

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