Vessel flutes have been made for thousands of years from stone, wood, coconut and clay. Artisans of the past transformed these basic materials into beautiful sounding and lavishly decorated flutes that charmed the birds. Ocarinas were the joke invention of an Italian teenager in 1853. English ocarinas were 'must have' pendants in the swinging 60's. Children now play them in schools up and down the land. This collection of ocarinas and vessel flutes will amaze and intrigue you.