Introducing the Percussion Plus Honestly Made Vietnamese bamboo flute
This Percussion Plus Honestly Made bamboo flute is hand-crafted in Vietnam using traditional and environmentally friendly methods. The flute is built by taking a stem of fine, natural bamboo wood, which is then pierced to make the finger holes. It has a solid, sturdy body with a smooth and sanded finish.
This instrument produces a warm and inviting sound, and it’s easy to pick up and play, making it the ideal flute for beginners.
Each instrument is hand made using traditional materials and methods. See below for more information about the Honestly Made range of instruments from Percussion Plus.
These items are musical instruments not toys and there may be small parts on or in some of them. Younger players should use them under supervision.
The cultural importance of the bamboo flute
The bamboo flute is one of the oldest instruments in the world, and has been attached to the cultural and spiritual life of the Vietnamese for centuries. They have been used to accompany theatre performances and have also played an important role in religious ceremonies and festivals.
The flute is said to contain the musical essence of the Vietnamese countryside, as the people used to play these flutes on the fields when resting, or at night before going to bed. The calming sound of the bamboo flute helps with relaxation, making it a great instrument for music therapy sessions.
Percussion Plus Honestly Made products are manufactured in independent family workshops that are too small to join
Fair Trade groups or are located in countries that do not have such organisations. These suppliers and their subsidiaries
all follow Fair trade principles which include:
Agreeing a fair price Use of recycled materials
Paying significant amounts upfront
Being loyal and reasonable in all dealings
Prioritising smaller suppliers over large factories
Manufacturing methods that do not damage the environment