The tiny kōauau ponga ihu is a nose flute made from a very small hue (gourd), in this case intricately carved. Its sweet, delicate tone has been likened to a seabird's call, or the sound of wind in treetops. Listen to the kōauau ponga ihu being played.
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Jade and Bone
Photograph by Brian Flintoff
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Sound courtesy of Richard Nunns and Bob Bickerton