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Honestly Made Beaded afuche de coco

Code: PP523 £14.40 RRP £17.99 £12 ex. VAT
10+ in stock
  • Crafted in India using traditional materials and methods
  • Held in the palm of the hand and rotated back and forth for a 'shshshsh' sound
  • Net of coloured beads on a hollowed out gourd with turned wooden handle
  • Approximate length: 20cm
  • Responsibly sourced
Product description×

Introducing the Percussion Plus Honestly Made Beaded afuche de coco

A stylish and professional looking Afuche de coco, the top is made from hollowed out gourd which has been fixed to a turned wooden handle. A net of hollowed out beads hugs the top section that, when turned, creates a satisfying ‘shshsh’ sounds.

The gourd is a large fleshy fruit, grown naturally in India and has had many domestic and musical uses for thousands of years. This product is inspired by the original African instruments, also made from gourd, which gives it a mellow tone and natural look.

The Percussion Plus Honestly Made Afuche de coco is sourced using Fair trade principles. See below for more information about the Honestly Made range of musical instruments from Percussion Plus.

These items are musical instruments not toys and there may be small parts on or in some of them. Younger players should use them under supervision.

How to play

Play by holding the beaded gourd in the non-dominant hand and twisting the handle back and forth to create a crisp ‘shshsh’ sound. Create different tones by varying your turn rate and speed to add accents or fall into the background.

Ideal for music therapy

The handle is tapered for comfort, and it produces a rewardingly satisfying sound with little effort, making it ideal for music therapy. It is also the perfect addition to African drumming groups, for use in schools and even for recording sessions.


 

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