Honestly Made Caxixi single straw shaker

Code: PP653 £9.50 RRP £11.50 £7.92 ex. VAT
50+ in stock
  • 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 design
  • Size varies from 16-20cm high
  • Responsibly sourced
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Introducing the Percussion Plus Honestly Made Caxixi double straw shaker

The Caxixi (ka-shee-shee) double straw shaker from Percussion Plus is a light and tactile instrument producing a warm, percussive shaker tone. Also available as a single shaker, this double shaker is perfect for when you need a louder, fuller sound with great projection.

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 using the handle 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.


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