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Honestly Made Caxixi shaker

Code: PP2071 £5.99 RRP £6.50 £4.99 ex. VAT
2 in stock
  • Part of the Honestly Made range of musical instruments, produced ethically in developing nations
  • Hand-crafted in Peru using traditional materials and methods
  • Contains bells for a bright jingle tone when shaken
  • A tactile instrument which fits the hand pleasingly
  • Features a vibrant band of colour wrapping around the centre of the natural straw finish
  • Sourced responsibly using Fair trade principles
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Introducing the Percussion Plus Honestly Made Caxixi shaker

This Caxixi (ka-shee-shee) single straw shaker from Percussion Plus is a light and tactile instrument producing a bright jingle tone. Also available with a handle, this instrument is ideal for creating a wider variety of accents, tones and for more rapid playing.

The original purpose of these instruments were thought to be for summoning enchanted spirits and scaring away evil. They are commonly played alongside percussion or drumming ensembles but are fun to play with any music group.

These caxixi or ‘basket shakers’ are all sourced responsibly using Fair trade principles. See below for more information about the Honestly Made range of musical instruments from Percussion Plus.



Natural materials, bright colours

Each shaker has been crafted in Peru using sustainably sourced materials and traditional methods. Straw is woven together to form the basket with a small disk attached at the both ends for extra projection. They also feature a vibrant band of colour wrapping around the centre of the natural straw finish, a typical feature of these traditional instruments.



Make varied tones with one shaker

To play, hold horizontally and shake the bells against the straw basket. Adding accents is easy – just turn the basket to project the bells against either disks on the ends of the shaker. Vary the angle of the shaker for even more tones, from and gentle to hard and percussive.

 

Percussion Plus Honestly Made products are manufactured in independent family workshops that are too small to join Fair Trade groups or are located in countries that do not have such organisations. These suppliers and their subsidiaries all follow Fair trade principles which include:

  • Agreeing a fair price Use of recycled materials
  • Paying significant amounts upfront
  • Being loyal and reasonable in all dealings
  • Prioritising smaller suppliers over large factories
  • Manufacturing methods that do not damage the environment