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A tlapitzalli is an aerophone known from pre-Columbian Mesoamerican cultures, particularly the Aztec. It is a form of flute,[1] made of ceramic, wood, clay, or bone.[2] They are most often decorated with abstract designs or images of Aztec deities. The tlapitzalli could be multi-chambered, examples using up to four chambers are known. Tlapitzalli was also a term that was used to refer to the conch shell trumpets used to coordinate attacks during Aztec war ceremonies.

The name comes from the Nahuatl language.

See also


  1. ^ Horcasitas, Fernando (2004). Teatro náhuatl: época novohispana y moderna. México: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. p. 164. ISBN 970-32-0878-9. Retrieved 27 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Instrumentos prehispánicos, conoce nuestro legado musical" (in Spanish). 2014-12-27. Retrieved 2016-09-25.

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