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.
24 items found
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.
Painted Ball Shaker
Simple percussive round ball shaker, with dot painted design that will vary from item to item. Contains small beads that produce a high pitched 'cha cha' sound. Fits neatly in the palm of the hand.
Approx: 7cm ∅
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.
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.
Seed Shaker with Handle
This large upcycled shaker is made from seed husks left over from Indonesian cuisine! The seeds are suspended on chunky twine and attached to a sturdy bamboo handle. The bamboo handle is then finished with a 'burnt etching' design. Makes a lovely full crunchy noise when shaken.
Seeds used may vary.
Approx: 14cm × 25cm
Bamboo Güiro and Shaker
This item has been designed to provide two instruments for the price of one. Firstly, the bamboo tube is filled with small stones to create an excellent shaker. Secondly, the bamboo has been hand carved into shallow ridges to make a great sounding guiro.
Approx: 6cm ∅ × 25cm
These traditional African shakers scrapers are made using basic materials to produce a great sound. Used in Kenyan dances, they have hand grips on either side and can create a variety of sounds by changing the style and direction of shaking.
Approx: 15cm × 23cm × 2cm
Straw Star Shaker
These fascinating shakers are cleverly made from strips of flat straw woven together to form these amazing, three headed shakers. Each head is filled with gravel and the shaker produce a subtly pleasing, gentle sound.
Approx: 10cm × 20cm
Named after the Swahili word for noise, kelele shakers are made with a simple, gravel filled wooden barrel on a stick. They make a highly effective rattle and they produce a wonderfully crisp, high pitched "cha-cha" sound.
Approx: 6cm ∅ × 21cm
Wonderfully clackerty percussive instrument from Indonesia. These simple angled shakers have progressively sized coconut 'coins' that make a great loud noise when they come in contact with each other. Great for adding rustic, natural textures to percussion sections.
Approx: 15cm × 25cm
Bamboo Y Shaker
Made from a piece of very large bamboo with coconut discs suspended along a wire bar. This simple but effective shaker makes a great noise.
Approx: 11cm × 20cm
Classic 5 Ball Shaker
These very popular shakers are made from five decorated balls filled with tiny beads that create an excellent crisp, brightly coloured tone. The sturdy bamboo handle can be held and played like a drum stick, sounds even better with one in each hand.
Approx: 9cm × 26cm
Traditional Gourd Güiro & Shaker
This larger sized guiro has been fashioned from a hollowed out gourd. The instrument creates a delightful scraping percussive tone when the player rubs the provided striker along the carved grooves.The instrument has also been carefully hand decorated by skilled Peruvian artisans.
Size & shape varies slightly