Panpipes are sets of graduated flutes joined together in a bunch shape. The sound is produced by blowing across the top of the holes. According to legend, the ancient Greek god Pan was in love with a nymph who was turned into a reed by another deity. Pan played upon this reed for consolation. Panpipes have been known for over 2,000 years. Their distinctive sound is heard in much South American folk music.
Impress your favorite musician with this mythical instrument.
Fair Trade from Peru
Intercrafts Peru is a nonprofit civic association promoting export sales of Peruvian handicrafts. A democratic cooperative of artisan groups, Intercrafts Peru allows artisans full participation in organizational decisions. The group’s aim is to keep overhead costs low, to share responsibility so more income remains in the hands of the artisans, and to explore new markets.