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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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Pair of Carved Gourds

Pair of Carved Gourds

PS5

£15

 

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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Beaded Cabasa

Beaded Cabasa

IS12

£13.80

 

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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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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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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'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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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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Small Coconut Maracas

Small Coconut Maracas

IN427

£12

 

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
Origin: India

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Simple Tambourine

Simple Tambourine

TMB001

£12

 

Be your own Mr. Tambourine Man and play a song for me! These simple tambourines are a classic percussion instrument and are perfect for a little hand slapping, toe tapping action.

Origin: Various

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Wooden Egg Shaker

Wooden Egg Shaker

BS12

£2.80

 

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
Origin: Indonesia

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Tie Dyed Egg Shaker

Tie Dyed Egg Shaker

BS85

£3.60

 

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.

Approx: 7cm
Sold Singly
Origin: Indonesia

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Painted Egg Shaker

Painted Egg Shaker

BS83A

£6

 

These brilliant egg shakers have a fantastic, crisp sound and each features wonderful handpainted decoration.

Approx: 8cm High
Origin: Indonesia

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Painted Ball Shaker

Painted Ball Shaker

BS89

£4

 

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 ∅
Origin: Indonesia

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Cube Shaker

Cube Shaker

IS26

£6

 

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.

Approx: 7cm³
Origin: India

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Dragon Ball - Small Shaky

Dragon Ball - Small Shaky

BS86

£6

 

Simple decorative percussion instrument this wooden ball is filled full of small beads and produces a crisp "chichi" sound.

Approx: 7cm ∅
Origin: Indonesia

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Mini Coconut Shakers

Mini Coconut Shakers

IN064

£10.20

 

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.

Origin: India

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Large Coconut Shakers with Handle

Large Coconut Shakers with Handle

IN063

£14.30

 

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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Caxixi Straw Shaker

Caxixi Straw Shaker

BS16

£9.50

 

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.

Approx: 16cm
Origin: Indonesia

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Stringed Seed Shaker

Stringed Seed Shaker

BS15

£8.40

 

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
Origin: Indonesia

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Wrist / Ankle Seed Shaker

Wrist / Ankle Seed Shaker

BS75

£6.85

 

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.

Approx: 13cm
Origin: Indonesia

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