This blog is dedicated to the sublime instruments called nose flutes and which produce the most divine sound ever. We have chosen to discard all the native models from S. Pacific and Asia, for they need fingering to be played. We'll concentrate on "buccal cavity driven" nose flutes : the well patented and trademarked metal or plastic ones, plus, by a condemnable indulgence, some wooden craft or home-made productions.

Feb 6, 2013

Mei's History of Art - Series 2: Native Art

Maikel Mei, well known regular reader of this blog, musician and collector, is also a nose flute painter, as we already had the opportunity to show notably here, here and there.

Maikel has entered a long process and huge work: browsing the History of Art, by painting 10 series of 4 pictures (40 paintings altogether!). Each series will be exploring a selected era or culture, as a tribute to its style(s). The frames are 40x30cm large, and worked with acrylic paints.

What's the link with nose flute? Each painting will figure an elephant, and you'll discover that his head is the exact profile of a Weidlich & Lohse Nasenflöte, the famous "Swan logo" nose flute.

Maikel will probably have comments to add to each series, so, don't miss them in the "comments" part of this post, at the end of it. Also, don't hesitate to click on the pictures to magnify them, and get the full quality of the details.


Mei's History of Art - Series 2 : Native Art (Basic Age)

Basic Age: Australian

Basic Age: African

Basic Age: American

Basic Age: Indian

The whole series:


On the same topic:

- Beautiful drawings by Maikel Mei
- Nose flute paintings by Maikel Mei
- Maikel Mei's new paintings
- Bocarina painting by Maikel Mei

Mei's History of Art:

- Series 1: Rock Cave Art
- Series 2: Native Art



  1. Wow! I am impressed! I like those pictures very much. Great work :o) The noseflute elephant is both original and well done and the design of each work is both beautiful and quite characteristic. Congratulations!

  2. Thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!! I am very glad you like them.

  3. Thank you! I am very happy to hear you like them.