Woven Shaker - Natural Caxixi
Woven Shaker - Natural Caxixi
Woven Shaker - Natural Caxixi

Artisans of Bolgatanga

Woven Shaker - Natural Caxixi

Let your minis make some noise!

Traditionally named caxixi (ca-she-she), they are usually played in pairs. Vibrant, fun percussion instruments which produce a range of sounds depending on how they are played.

The shakers are hand woven from elephant reed harvested from rich flood plains in the Bolgatanga region of Northern Ghana. They have a gourd base and are filled with small pebbles.

When shaken and rotated the caxixi makes a mixture of soft and sharp percussive sounds. It is typically played upright, using a sharp up-and-down motion so the pebbles strike the hard base. 

This listing is for the natural style - you can shop the coloured ones here (photos of the coloured shakers here are just to show scale).

Available in small and large or save with a set of 5 large shakers (ideal for ECE and music groups).

Approximate dimensions: Small 6cm D x 12cm H; Large 7cm D x 15cm H (see last image for size comparison)

Please note this product is a traditional instrument not a toy. Due to small parts inside it is not suitable for children under 3 years without supervision.

Country of origin: Ghana

Due to the nature of handcrafted products by small business artisans, stock is limited and variations may occur.

Artisan made Sustainable materials Hand crafted Biodegradable
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