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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

I purchased the Nest to carry and store my flutes. Last year we had some severe weather. I put my prized flutes in the Nest and stored them in the basement in case of a tornado. Well, the next morning the house was still standing but with the wind and heavy rain we had some flooding in the basement. My wife was the first to go down and when she yelled up to say we had water and my flute bag was sitting in it I got down there real quick. I unzipped the Nest fearing my flutes were wet only to find the inside bone dry. With a big sigh I unloaded the Nest and toweled off the outside. The bag is made with such quality construction it looks like new.
~Ron Hartling
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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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