The Artful Influences of SOTTR Pt. 1

The Chimu Whistling Jar

This Chimu Whistling Jar is inspired from the real counterpart piece found below.
Chimu Whistling Jar

Whistling Jar

Period: Late Intermediate (Chimu) (Pre-Columbian)

Date: 1000–1476

Geography: North Coast, Peru

Culture: Chimu

Medium: Mold-form clay

Dimensions: 6 5/16 × 3 3/4 in., 2.374oz. (16 × 9.5 cm, 67.306g)

Classification: Aerophone-Blow Hole-vessel flute

Credit Line: The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889

Accession Number: 89.4.689

If you look closely throughout the Paititi market and other areas in that hub, you will see this beautiful artifact. This is a pre-Columbian instrument from the Andes. Not a lot is known about these flutes or other animal modeled instruments. It is thought they served their role in ceremonial practices. This type of jar is usually one or two chambers. They make their sound by either blowing in the spout or pouring liquid from chamber to chamber which takes on a twittering sound characteristic of certain bird species. You can learn more about this facinating instrument HERE

Thank you for viewing this article. Part 2 shall be posted in a few days. Part 3 will expond upon the cultures Chimu, Moche and Sican. However, for the next article stand by for info about the Tumi knife that Lara found in the game, and the pre-Columbian god Viracocha. You have seen it everywhere in Paititi. I shall expound about these and more in Part 2 of 

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