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Clay Flutes and Ocarinas by Nashtavewa

Clay Flutes and Ocarinas by NashtavewaAll Clay Flutes are handmade from terra cotta clay. They are carefully sculptured, tuned, and finished with a 12 hour firing to create a one-of-a-kind instrumental art piece.

Nash belongs to the Bene Walash (Zapotec) Culture from the Sierra North of Oaxaca, Mexico. His flute journey began as a child. As a kid, his parents made him small cane flutes, clay whistles and drums to play with. Surrounded by family artists, he learned to make his own flutes and whistles.

Clay Flutes and Ocarinas by Nashtavewa
In 1998, he met Guillermo Martinez a renowned Native American Flute and Drum maker. For about 7 years, he apprenticed under Guillermo Martinez where he learned to make Native American Flutes and Drums. Now that he has mastered the craft he is making them for you. We have added the following flutes and ocarinas to our product line for your enjoyment.
Mayan Face Wind Maker
These wind makers are a fantastic way to embellish your music with the sound of wind.  Simply blow into the mouth-hole and out comes the voice of the wind.  With air pressure you can create the soft sound of a breeze or the howl of a windstorm.   It all depends on how much air you push through the sound hole.  Nash painstakingly hand molds each Mayan face to craft a unique piece of playable art. Available in natural terra cotta finish or glazed finish.
Jaguar Clay Ocarina
This five-hole ocarina is 4"w x 2 1/2"h. It is a realistic colorful jaguar. $125.00.
Turtle Ocarina Necklace
This cute turtle friend will travel with you to play a song anytime. A four-hole ocarina hand painted to create a fun turtle that can be worn around your neck wherever you go. Hangs by a sturdy hand twisted cord adorned with colorful beads. $25.00

Clay Flutes and Ocarinas

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Jaguar Face

Jaguar Mouth Hole and Finger Holes

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Turtle Ocarina

Turtle Ocarina Finger Holes

Turtle Ocarina Size Comparison

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Wind Whistles

Wind Whistles Both Sides

Wind Whistles Mouth Piece

"Just back from Costa Rica. I took a nose dive down a flight of cement stairs with the flute carrier. My right knee and elbow skinned up but the flutes were just fine in the carrier. Someone also stepped on the carrier and of course it was stuffed into the overhead bin on the airplane and at least once someone tried to crush it with their carry on. Flutes traveled just fine. Thank you very much."

~Ruthie Neilan
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We offer flutes crafted by several flute makers. Some are Native; Some are not. We do not claim to be affiliated with a Native American Tribe. Some of our flutes are considered to be Native American Style Flutes. Not all our instruments and accessories are being made by tribal recognized Native American Indians. We will indicate in the product description if the item is Native made. Please visit The Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 for more information on this issue. 
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