Siesta / Music Shakers
We stock a wide selection of hand shakers from around the world. From Bali we have a great choice of round and egg shaped shakers, seed based percussion and tambourines. From India, a selection of traditional shakers and from Kenya a few great sounding Kyambas.
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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.
'Shekere' - Calabash With Seeds
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
Pair of Carved Gourds
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.
Size, Shape & Designs vary
Painted Rattan Maraca
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.
Round the World Pack
MYSTERY selection of instruments from our suppliers around the world presented in a gift box. Usually, most of the instruments in the pack are discontinued items included with a hefty discount. A typical pack may contain for example: a wind instrument, a thing to hit (i.e. some kind of drum, knocker or chime) and two shakers.
Approx: 28cm × 10cm × 21cm (Packed)
'Shekere' - Baby Calabash
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
Sun Painted Maraca
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.
Colours & designs vary.
Small Coconut Maracas
These small pairs of maracas are made from smooth feeling coconut wood in India. Each pair has a fantastic shaky sound, perfect for percussive accompaniment.
Approx: 13cm × 4cm × 4cm
Coconut and Wood Maraca
A variation on our classic coconut maraca with a sturdy wooden handle. With its smooth, polished coconut head, this maraca is a great sounding, great looking shaker.
Approx: 22cm long
Wooden Egg Shaker
Simple but attractive wooden egg shaker filled with tiny little beads for an extremely crisp sound. Fits beautifully in the hand making it perfect for jumping around with.
Approx: 5cm ∅ × 7cm
Tie Dyed Egg Shaker
These simple but attractive wooden egg shakers each have a colourful tie dye marbled patterning. Fits snugly in the hand and makes a fantastic crisp sound.
This wonderfully tactile shaker produces a rather loud sound for its small stature. The rounded sides of this Indian shaker are made from coconut shell.
Dragon Ball - Small Shaky
Simple decorative percussion instrument this wooden ball is filled full of small beads and produces a crisp "chichi" sound.
Approx: 7cm ∅
Mini Coconut Shakers
Sold as a pair, these small sized coconut shakers give out a wonderfully bright sound which can be altered by adjusting the shaker's position in the hand.
Large Coconut Shakers with Handle
This pair of excellent, crisp sounding shakers are handmade in India using polished coconut shells. Fantastic sound with a great tactile finish.
Caxixi Straw Shaker
Our caxixi shakers are made by filling a woven rattan basket with seeds and attaching a smooth coconut plate to the bottom. These versatile shakers are then played by either shaking them on their sides so that the seeds hit the basket for a soft sound or vertically, up and down, so that the seeds hit the coconut plate for a harder, almost metallic sound.
Stringed Seed Shaker
These amazing shakers are made from large seed husks that are a by product from Indonesian cuisine. The seeds are suspended on a chunky twine loop. The seed husks make a lovely full crunchy noise when shaken.
Approx: 15cm × 20cm
Wrist / Ankle Seed Shaker
These great shakers are made from large hollow seeds fixed onto a ring of beaded elastic. The seeds can be worn on the wrist or ankles and are perfect for wearing whilst dancing, adding extra definition to the accompanying music.