Musical Instruments Gift Box: Global Sounds
Global Sounds is a wonderful musical instruments gift box containing of some of our best selling musical instruments, from across the world, Chile, Peru and Thailand.
All the instruments in the pack are hand made and are authentic in design and sound.
Provided in an easy-to-wrap box.
Box Size: Approx. 22 x 13 x 6cm
One of each from the list below. Most information given here is extracted from the enclosed leaflet.
- Rainstick – From the Atacama desert of Northern Chile, the rainstick or rainmaker gives us a lovely paradox: how can something from the world’s driest region, made from a cactus, sound like a tropical downpour? These rainsticks are made by artisan co-operatives using the eulychnia plant. Dead wood only is used – the green flesh of the plant has rotted away to reveal a soft interior, or copada, into which cactus needles can easily be inserted. The cylindrical, hollow stick is a natural amplifier, and once little pebbles and grit from the desert are sealed inside the sound can be created by letting them pour over the needles. Use your rainstick to call the rain.
- Bird Whistle – Blow this mini flue and mimic birdsong by moving the stick up and down. Made with burnt bamboo in Java Indonesia, these bird whistles can be used to communicate with wildlife.
- Thai Frog – Harvested from the wood of the jackfruit tree, a fast growing sustainable source, locally in Thailand. Simply hold the frog in one hand and stroke its ridged back with the thick end of the stick provided.
- Panpipes – From the mountains of Peru, panpipes are a wind instrument first made by the Incas. In mountain passes high in the Andes, men thought that to echo the haunting sound of the whistling wind would be to communicate directly with the Gods. The sound is made by blowing over the top of the pipes like a bottle.
- Ocarina – Ocarinas are ceramic whistles from Peru in South America. Early types were known in ancient China, but the egg-shaped Ocarina got its name after being reinvented in 19th century Italy, after ‘oca’ meaning goose. Ocarinas are played like a recorder, except that the hands are held next to one another instead of one over the other.
- Full colour information leaflet – all the details given above with colour pictures.
The musical instruments gift box contains genuine hand-made musical instruments and are not intended to be used as toys. Not suitable for children under 3 years due to small parts that may cause a choking hazard.
Credentials: Made by people, not machines. The artisans work on a fair trade basis and with respect for the environment.
See our full range of ethically sourced musical instruments. All ethically sourced, of course!