Woven Straw Caxixi Rattle from Ghana

Catalog: G872

Price: $9.95

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Hand made in Ghana. Sold individually. Colors will vary.

This rattle, known as caxixi ("ka-she-she"), is made from river grass and colored with fabric dyes. The bottom is made from the calabash gourd, and the fill is pebbles. It is produced throughout Ghana, wherever the grass is available. You can get two different sounds by shaking the rattle on its side and turning it so the pebbles either hit the calabash or just hit the side of the rattle. Experiment with different ways of shaking it to get different sounds and rhythms. Play one in each hand so you can get a good variety of rhythms. They're great for all ages!

Model: G872
Manufacturer: Overseas