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A collection of Fair Trade percussion instruments including castanets, claves and guiros from Mexico, Indonesia, India and Thailand. Perfect for adding new Fair Trade sounds to your percussion collection.
18 items found
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
Made from a slice of think bamboo this rustic guiro has satisfyingly chunky ridges which produce a rich, percussive noise when rubbed with the attached striker.
Approx: 5cm × 30cm
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
Mini Rainbow Croaking Frog Güiro
Small but mighty Fair Trade percussion instrument. This brightly coloured carved wooden mini frog güiro is handmade and is produced using a method of painting that produces a wonderful 'cracked' effect on the instrument which is very aesthetically pleasing.
Approx: 5cm × 4cm × 4cm
Croaking Frog Güiro
Great, fun, Fair Trade percussion instrument. This carved wooden frog güiro is made from acacia wood in northern Thailand. Run the provided stick along the ridges on its back from rear to front to make it croak, or hit it on the head to make a ‘pock’ sound.
Approx: 11cm × 7cm × 7cm
Medium Croaking Frog Guiro
Good sized frog guiro in a natural wood finish. Excellent quality percussive instrument with a deep croaking sound. Run the provided stick along the ridges on it's back from rear to front to make it croak, or hit it on the head to make a ‘pock’ sound. Handmade in Northern Thailand from acacia wood.
Approx: 16cm × 10cm × 10cm
Mini Croaking Frog Güiro
Lovely little Fair Trade percussion instrument. These small wood frog güiros are made from acacia wood in Northern Thailand. Run the provided stick along the ridges on its back from rear to front to make it croak, or hit it on the head to make a ‘pock’ sound
Approx: 5cm × 4cm × 4cm
Disc Block Knocker
These clever little knockers are played by holding them with the thumb and index finger over the side holes, used to store the striker in when not being played.
Approx: 7cm ∅
Wooden Monk Bell
These smoothly turned wooden bells have a clever metal bar mechanism inside which creates a distinct, loud clave sound. By cupping the wooden bell section with one's hands, it is possible to modulate the sound creating great rhythms.
Approx: 21cm high
This great instrument makes the sound of a dolphin's clacking. Easily played by holding either end of the handcarved dolphin and moving up and down rhythmically.
Approx: 26cm × 8.5cm
Ghanaian Xylophone - 8 Key
These eight key Ghanaian xylophones are made in traditional style seen in many areas of Africa. The instrument is made using wooden keys which are attached in sequence to a wooden frame from which dried calabash gourds are hung. These gourds act as resonating chambers, increasing the volume and creating a characteristic tone.
Approx: 55cm × 25cm × 34cm
Ghanaian Xylophone - 10 Key
These large ten key Ghanaian xylophones are made in traditional style seen in many areas of Africa. The instrument is made using wooden keys which are attached in sequence to a wooden frame from which dried calabash gourds are hung. These gourds act as resonating chambers, increasing the volume and creating a characteristic tone.
Approx: 68cm × 25cm × 36cm
Indian Wood Claves
A pair of light mango wood claves made in India. Claves are an important percussion instrument in Cuban and Latin American music styles and are often used to play a repeating rhythmic pattern known as a 'clave.'
Approx: 2cm ∅ × 19cm
Sold as a Pair
A fantastically noisy instrument made in India. Made from mango wood, each clapper consists of a long handle with two smaller pieces of wood attached by elasticated cord that make a mottled clave sound when shaken.
Approx: 4cm × 18cm
Made from a single length of decorated bamboo, this amusing device produces a fantastic "boing" sound when tapped against a hand or surface.
Approx: 3cm ∅ × 39cm
Painted 'Man' Knocker
A clever little wooden construction, this little man makes a clear hollow 'pocking' sound as his 'head' knocks between is arms. Decorated with a detailed dot painting technique.
Approx: 8cm × 21cm
Painted Castanet Rattle
A great slapping, clapping, percussive instrument made from wood with polished coconut pieces to make a loud crisp clap. Hand decorated with a lovely dot painting technique.
Approx: 5cm × 23cm
Lovely pair of coconut wood castanets connected by nylon cord. Coconut wood makes a great alternative to using diminishing hardwood and produces a brighter, crisp sound.
Approx: 9cm × 6cm × 3cm