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Calabash Cabassa: Beaded Gourd Shaker

£11.00 Incl. VAT

  • Made by hand
  • African instrument
  • Made on a fair trade basis
  • Sustainable

Calabash Cabassa

These traditional instruments are made from calabashes, a type of gourd that has often been used as a bottle for carrying water.

Having been hollowed out and carefully dried, the calabashes are covered with a handcrafted net of beads which can then be shaken, tapped or rubbed to give the distinct sound.

By owning a Calabash Cabassa, you not only embrace the beauty of traditional craftsmanship but also make a positive impact on the lives of artisans and their communities. We take pride in supporting artisans from around the world, ensuring that their skills are valued, and their communities are empowered.

Approximate Sizes:

  • Small: 7 x 15cm
  • Large: 14 x 30cm

Materials: Gourd, net, beads

Origin: Ghana

Credentials: Made on a fair trade basis

See our full range of ethically sourced musical instruments. All ethically sourced, of course! 


Postage starts at £3.99 for second class delivery via Royal Mail
1st class and next day options will also be available at checkout.

(Greeting cards are sent 1st class at £1.80)

All items will be posted the day after receiving payment, other than orders received on Sat/Sun or Bank Holiday, which will be posted the next available working day.
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