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

The Dizi has plastic bindings:

Dizi

The Bansuri has thread bindings:

Bansuri

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

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

http://www.clintgoss.com/binding.html

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