Honestly Made Caxixi single straw shaker

RRP £6.50
£4.99 ex. VAT
20+ in stock
  • Part of the Percussion Plus Honestly Made range of musical instruments, produced ethically in developing nations
  • Crafted in Ghana using traditional materials and methods
  • Two sounds can be produced, either shake the pebbles onto the disc or into the weave
  • Vibrant and colourful woven designs, supplied at random
  • Size varies from 16-20cm high
  • Responsibly sourced
  • *Sold individually*
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Introducing the Percussion Plus Honestly Made Caxixi single straw shaker

The Caxixi (ka-shee-shee) single straw shaker from Percussion Plus is a light and tactile instrument producing a warm, percussive shaker tone. Also available as a double shaker, this single shaker is well suited to smaller hands or for those who want a little more control.

Made in Ghana, these instruments were once thought to summon enchanted spirits and scare away evil. They are commonly played alongside African 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.

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.

Natural materials, vibrant colours

Each shaker has been hand-crafted in Ghana using sustainably sourced materials and traditional methods. Straw is woven together to form the basket with a small disk attached at the bottom for extra projection. They also feature a vibrant multi-coloured finish, very typical of these traditional instruments.

Make varied tones with one shaker

To play, hold horizontally and shake the beads against the straw basket. Adding accents is easy – just turn the basket and project the beads against the small disk at the bottom of the shaker. Vary the angle of the shaker for even more tones, from soft and gentle to hard and percussive.