THE BASKETMAKERS
The later Basketmaker and early Pueblo periods gave rise to some of the most sophisticated musical instruments in the pre-contact American Southwest—as well as some of the oldest known “wooden flutes” found in the Americas.

With a Mouse:

 ● To Zoom In – (1) Double Click, (2) make a selection while Holding the ⇧ Key,
      or (3) Use your Mouse Wheel.
 ● To Zoom Out – (1) Double Click while Holding the ⇧ Key, or (2) Use your Mouse Wheel.
 ● To Pan Left or Right – Click, Hold and Drag Left or Right.
 ● To Pan Up or Down – Click, Hold and Drag Up or Down.
 ● To Rotate the Map – Right Click, Hold and Drag Left or Right.
 ● To Tilt Map – Right Click, Hold and Drag Up or Down.

With a Touch Screen:

One Finger:

 ● To Zoom In – Double Tap.
 ● To Pan Left or Right – Press, Hold, and Drag Left or Right.
 ● To Pan Up or Down – Press, Hold, and Drag Up or Down.

Two Fingers:

 ● To Zoom In or Out – Touch and Pinch or Spread,
     with Thumb and Forefinger.
 ● To Rotate the Map – Touch and Spin, with Thumb and Forefinger.
 ● To Tilt the Map – Use Two Finger Touch, while Dragging
     Up or Down.

With a Touch Screen:

One Finger:

 ● To Zoom In – Double Tap.
 ● To Pan Left or Right – Press, Hold, and
     Drag Left or Right.
 ● To Pan Up or Down – Press, Hold, and
     Drag Up or Down.

Two Fingers:

 ● To Zoom In or Out – Touch and Pinch or
     Spread, with Thumb and Forefinger.
 ● To Rotate the Map – Touch and Spin,
     with Thumb and Forefinger.
 ● To Tilt the Map – Use Two Finger Touch,
     while Dragging Up or Down.

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handcrafted drums and flutes.

Broken Flute Cave

In the summer of 1931, famed southwestern archaeologist Earl H. Morris led an archeological expedition into to the Prayer Rock district of NorthEastern Arizona. Among the artefacts uncovered by the expedition, were four large wooden flutes dated to the Basketmaker III period, between 620–670 CE, making them the oldest known “wooden flutes” found in the Americas. The rock overhang where the flutes were found was later designated “Broken Flute Cave”.

All four flutes currently reside in the Arizona State Museum. See the museum’s online exhibit here.

The Basketmaker Collection

handcrafted drums and flutes.

Introducing A-14450 from Broken Flute Cave
The first flute in a collection of museum quality reproductions from KunKuMan.
A number of makers have been inspired by the later Basketmaker and early Pueblo flutes, formerly “Anasazi”, but many have modified the original designs extensively, changing the rim and playing style, the original aspect ratios, pitch of some notes, and timbre. In this new collection we have chosen not to alter size, rim style or design in any way, leaving the flutes exactly as they were meant to be. These flutes are historically and culturally significant for many people, and we think they deserve to be shared intact, and wholly authentic.
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Learn more about KunKuMan

Our journey began with a need to create, and to make beautiful things by hand. We take the extra time, because we truly appreciate the craft, and value instruments that are genuinely unique and special. And we think it’s meaningful to have a reverence for the past, for the materials and techniques we use — To hold true, but still be out of the ordinary.

All of our flutes are individually handcrafted — one flute at a time. We work with traditional materials like, bone, tobacco, agave, carizzo and sunflower, as well as two or three sustainable hardwoods. We also use various leathers, ceramics, copper, silver, and shell. We source all we can locally, and believe wholeheartedly in sustainable, and ethical fair trade.

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