In anticipation of the upcoming flute making workshop with Xavier Quijas Yxayotl, I wanted to post a few pictures of some of Xavier's work. The picture above show's his famous Fire Flute (see the earlier blog posting about the controversy which this flute caused at the INAFA convention last year).
The following pictures show some of Xavier's flute collection which I snapped at the INAFA convetion last year. Xavier's handcrafted flutes sell for hundred's of dollars. Xavier makes both vessel flutes (e.g. ocarina inspired creations) as well as clay flutes played like a Native American Style flute. Note that Xavier is of Huichol heritage from Mexico, so all of his music and instruments are inspired by this rich tradition\ as well as the tradition of the Mayan and Aztec's.
You can also view some of the vessel flutes for sale on Xaviers website: http://www.yxayotl.com/flute.html