I don’t know the specific location where this material was harvested, but I would guess it’s from wherever they grow a lot of poplar.
The flute is 24 inches long, with a one inch bore diameter. The mouthpiece consists of California buckeye burl, between layers of African ebony, capped with the poplar. The fetish block is cut from the poplar, bonded to a base of Oklahoma red cedar, with wing overlays of two varieties of paua abalone, and addl. buckeye burl.
8x20mm abalone oval. Lastly, the fetish block includes a 6.8mm Australian fire opal solid, set into the crown, and 2.2mm faceted African black diamonds, set as eyes. This instrument includes a removable (slide off) wrap of South Dakota prairie rattlesnake skin.
The fetish ties run through the flute, to provide unobstructed space for inlay. For drying the block and flue area, the ties need only be loosened, with the block pulled to the side. Should the deerskin be completely removed, it is best coaxed back through the holes with a wooden toothpick.
The flute was tuned at 71.2 degrees F, w/ 70% humidity, at sea level.