Siesta / Music Maracas

This section holds our selection of Fair Trade maracas from around the world. We stock colourful styles from a host of countries including Balinese maracas, Indian cabasas, carved Peruvian gourds and Ghanaian calabash shekeres. All create fantastic sounds and are great fun to play.

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Small Coco Hammer Shakers

Small Coco Hammer Shakers

IN103

£7.20

 

This great little pair of Indian instruments are made using coconut shell for the hammer heads and solid wood for the body. Brilliant sounds and very versatile!

Sold as a pair.
Approx: 11cm × 5cm × 3cm
Origin: India

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Large Coconut Shakers with Handle

Large Coconut Shakers with Handle

IN063

£12.60

 

This pair of excellent, crisp sounding shakers are handmade in India using polished coconut shells. Fantastic sound with a great tactile finish.

Origin: India

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Coconut Maraca

Coconut Maraca

BS1

£4

 

These wonderfully simple maraca shakers are made from a polished coconut shell fixed onto a bamboo handle. They are tremendous fun to play, sound wonderful and are great value for money.

Approx: 20cm
Sold singly.
Origin: Indonesia

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Sun Painted Maraca

Sun Painted Maraca

BA242

£3.60

 

These colourful shakers are made by mounting a polished coconut shell full of beads onto a turned wooden handle. Each beautiful piece has been hand painted with a lovely sunny face design.

Approx: 23cm
Colours & designs vary.
Origin: Indonesia

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Painted Rattan Maraca

Painted Rattan Maraca

BS32

£6.85

 

These attractive shakers are made from a turned wooden handle and a chamber constructed of wound, glued rattan. This clever design gives the colourful shakers a pleasant, soft sound.

Approx: 25cm
Origin: Indonesia

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Beaded Cabasa

Beaded Cabasa

IS12

£13.60

 

Inspired by the original African instruments, these cabasas are made from a dried, hollowed out gourd with a net of colourful beads on a turned, wooden handle. They are played by holding the netted gourd in the non-dominant hand and then twisting the handle back and forth to create a bright and crisp sound.

Approx: 20cm
Origin: India

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Pair of Carved Gourds

Pair of Carved Gourds

PS5

£14.40

 

These highly decorative maracas are made from dried and cured gourds which are then hand carved. They sound beautiful and because the shapes of the gourds and the etching varies, no two are ever quite the same.

Approx: 18cm
Size, Shape & Designs vary
Origin: Peru

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'Shekere' - Calabash With Seeds

'Shekere' - Calabash With Seeds

GAS2

£15.60

 

Made in Ghana these amazing instruments are made from a gourd with dozens of Job's tear beads. They are usually played held by the neck and percussed between the hand and leg, emitting a lovely 'chichichi' sound that goes brilliantly with djembe music. Their size varies, as the size of the gourd varies from season to season, but these are the Larger of the batch.

Very Approx: 30cm
Origin: Ghana

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'Shekere' - Baby Calabash

'Shekere' - Baby Calabash

GAS3

£7.70

 

Made in Ghana these amazing instruments are made from a gourd with dozens of Job's tear beads. They are usually played held by the neck and percussed between the hand and leg, emitting a lovely 'chichichi' sound that goes brilliantly with djembe music. Their size varies, as the size of the gourd varies from season to season, but these are the smaller of the batch.

Very Approx: 15cm
Origin: Ghana

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