Native American inspired arts and crafts, craft supplies, jewelry & beadwork gifts
 Categories
 Bestsellers
 SKU# 1549  White Rabbit Mini Love Flute
White Rabbit Mini Love Flute  19.99  10.00 
Stock No. AAAMiniLoveFluteWhite

This is a miniature replica of a love flute, sometimes called a courting flute. As the name suggests, in native american traditions, they were flutes played in courting rituals - by a young man serenading his intended bride. Generally they were played for no other reason, although some men are known to have played them for their wives as a sign of love.

Courtship was not the private affair that western culture takes for granted. Most courting was very formal, and took place in full view of the rest of the tribe. When a young man courted a woman he was dressed and painted in his finest. He carried a special blanket, woven by the female members of his family - a sister or other close female relation, which he would invite the woman to share.

To draw her out from her dwelling, the courter would play a love song on his flute. Each man had his own unique love song composed specifically for the girl he was courting.

If his melody was enchanting enough, and the girl was interested, she would come out and join him under his courting blanket.

There, standing together under the watchful eyes of the tribe, they whispered together - the only form of "privacy" afforded them. A popular girl might have a row of young men waiting for her, each carrying his own flute and courting blanket to wrap her close to him.

How the love flute came to be a part of these courting rituals is the subject of many sacred stories.

This flute is a miniature replica of the real thing. The artist is of mixed cultural heritage. It is approximately 12" long, made from bamboo, and decorated with rabbit fur, pony beads, and farm raised pheasant feathers attached to real buckskin streamers. The pictures shown are representative. Because this is a one-of-a-kind hand crafted item, each will vary slightly from the one pictured. Bead colors are varied. If you have a preference for bead colors, specify your 1st and 2nd choices in the comment field of your order form.

This love flute replica will make a great conversation piece for any artifact replica or miniatures collection or a great functioning flute any small child will enjoy.

Made in the USA. Not produced by a particular indian or indian tribe.

This is a miniature replica of a love flute, sometimes called a courting flute. As the name suggests, in native american traditions, they were flutes played in courting rituals - by a young man serenading his intended bride. Generally they were played for no other reason, although some men are known to have played them for their wives as a sign of love.

Courtship was not the private affair that western culture takes for granted. Most courting was very formal, and took place in full view of the rest of the tribe. When a young man courted a woman he was dressed and painted in his finest. He carried a special blanket, woven by the female members of his family - a sister or other close female relation, which he would invite the woman to share.

To draw her out from her dwelling, the courter would play a love song on his flute. Each man had his own unique love song composed specifically for the girl he was courting.

If his melody was enchanting enough, and the girl was interested, she would come out and join him under his courting blanket.

There, standing together under the watchful eyes of the tribe, they whispered together - the only form of "privacy" afforded them. A popular girl might have a row of young men waiting for her, each carrying his own flute and courting blanket to wrap her close to him.

How the love flute came to be a part of these courting rituals is the subject of many sacred stories.

This flute is a miniature replica of the real thing. The artist is of mixed cultural heritage. It is approximately 12" long, made from bamboo, and decorated with rabbit fur, pony beads, and farm raised pheasant feathers attached to real buckskin streamers. The pictures shown are representative. Because this is a one-of-a-kind hand crafted item, each will vary slightly from the one pictured. Bead colors are varied. If you have a preference for bead colors, specify your 1st and 2nd choices in the comment field of your order form.

This love flute replica will make a great conversation piece for any artifact replica or miniatures collection or a great functioning flute any small child will enjoy.

Made in the USA. Not produced by a particular indian or indian tribe.

Write Review Ask a question about this product
1
1
Write Review
Ask a question about this product
This product was added to our catalog on 01/09/2008.  
 Sign in
E-mail address:

Password:

Password forgotten
Create an Account
 My Wish List more
0 items
 Shopping Cart more
0 items
 Your Satisfaction



With PayPal you can pay by Credit Card, Bank Account, or PayPal Balance. You don't need a PayPal account to pay with a credit card.
Official PayPal Seal
(Note: Payment with an eCheck
will delay your order until the check clears our bank.)
Subscribe to our newsletter to receive discounts that are only for our subscribers!


Your order information is securely protected on this website with 256-bit Secure Sockets Layer encryption (SSL). SSL protects information from outside viewing as it flows both to and from the certificate holder's website.


aaanativearts.com Webutation
Better Business Bureau RatingBetter Business Bureau
Rating


 Quick Find more
 

Advanced Search

View All Items
 Sign in
E-mail address:

Password:

Password forgotten
Create an Account
 My Wish List more
0 items
 Specials more
Medicine Stone Ring #2
Medicine Stone Ring #2
 14.99 9.99 
 Reviews more
Write ReviewWrite a review on this product!
 What's New? more
Abalone Disc with Ermine Tails Breasplate, Black
Abalone Disc with Ermine Tails Breasplate, Black
 389.00 
Shop for Native American inspired arts and crafts, craft supplies, jewelry & beadwork gifts.
Shipping & Returns || Affiliates || Privacy Policy || Printable Catalog
  Tuesday 10 December, 2019
51159048 requests since Monday 01 January, 2007  
All content and Images Copyright © 2019 AAA Native Arts Gallery P. O. Box 203, Oroville, WA 98844