Type: Aerophones > Flutes > Duct.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 421.211.12
Specimens: 1 in collection.
Region: South Americas.
Description: The pincullo or pinkillu [in Quecha] is a short length flute having a closed fipple at the top of the instrument. This flute is played in Bolivia and Peru. Pincullo are played solo, or in ensemble often accompanied by percussion or stringed instruments or both depending on the region the pincullo is played. Usually having 6 to 7 finger holes.
Citations: Bibliography: Websites: Websites / MIMO International ~ Musical Instrument Museums Online [Pincullo article] ; Metmuseum.org [Bolivian Pincullo] ; Waka Pincullo by J. Richard Haefer ~ Grove Music Online ;