I have both the Dizi (Chinese traverse bamboo flute) and the Bansuri (Indian traverse Bamboo flute).

The Dizi has plastic bindings:


The Bansuri has thread bindings:


Why do bamboo flutes like the Dizi and Bansuri use bindings? What is the use of these bindings?


To stop them cracking. Or, rather, to stop them opening up when they DO crack.


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