Welcome to Ancient Territories
My name is John Stillwell and I am a maker of Native American style flutes.
The Native American style flute is also called the Love flute or Indian flute.
Please relax and take a little time to look around my website. You will be glad you did.
Ancient Territories is a place 'where spirit takes form’.
By spirit I mean that power which the Native American peoples called the Great Spirit. It is that power that I strive to keep in my awareness and express in my craft as I make Native American style flutes for you. Every item that I make - whether a flute, a flute bag, a flute stand, a flute presentation box, a fetish or totem - is made with you, the flute player, in mind.
I have been a craftsman throughout my life. As I work at making Native American style flutes, my craftsmanship continues to evolve and improve. This takes place through a process of personal dedication, experimentation and respect for the source of my inspiration.
Ancient Territories Love flutes are hand crafted musical instruments.
I hope that the craftsmanship, sound quality and appearance of these Indian flutes inspire your playing. The Native American style flute that I make for you is something that you will enjoy and treasure.
This I guarantee. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your flute you may return it to me with no questions asked. My most important reward comes not from the crafting the flute, or the money, but from knowing that with this flute you will be able to express your inner music.
If you are not yet a player of the Native American style flute, rest assured that this simple instrument could connect you with musical experiences that will enrich your life and the lives of those around you. It is not difficult to learn how to play the Love flute. Just relax and let the flute teach you. The Indian flute is an instrument on which you can make beautiful music even if you, like me, do not have any musical background. There is music inside you. This inner music will take form through a finely crafted Native American style flute.
For more information about my life as a flutemaker check out my blog.