Type: Transverse Flute > Aerophone.
Region: China > Far East Asia.
Dimensions: Length of specimen 7.5 cm.
Acquisition Source: China > Randy Raine-Reusch.
Description: The (Chinese: 口笛; pinyin: kǒudí) a small transverse flute that was invented by the Dizi master Xu Kungfa in 1971. In the Hunnan province a small vertical flute of a similar size is called a "Tuliang". The koudi measures in length from 6 cm to 7.7 cm. It has a mouth hole and three finger holes. The two sides of the koudi are exposed they also double as finger holes allowing for the left and right pointy fingers to alter the pitch. A small storage case is constructed from cardboard, fabric is applied to protect the instrument inside and has ornamental patterns. A bone hasp is hand carved and inserted into a small loop to close the box.