Kina from clay flutes

Business, Normal

The National, Thursday October 17th, 2013


PETER Koben from Simbu is a skilled flute maker and the way he fashioned his handicraft attested to this.

He was seen selling his flutes at the Moresby Arts Theatre crafts market last Saturday.

According to Koben, he crafted both local and imported clay into flutes with intricate designs, which could also be mistaken for home décor.

He said: “I used local clay to make flute … once finished, I would buy 5kg of clay from a certain store for K56.

“This bulk could make 18 flutes … and makes good money.”

The price of his flutes ranged from K35-K60, depending on the size and designs.

Koben, who had not received any proper training in ceramics, claimed the skill started off as a hobby.

It has been more than 20 years now since he first went into flute-making business.