This is a wonderful Vintage African "Shekere" or Shaker Natural Gourd from West Africa. The shekere is a West African percussion instrument consisting of a dried gourd with beads inside the gourd. This instrument is common in West African and Latin American folkloric traditions as well as some of the popular music styles. In performance it is shaken and/or hit against the hands. The shekere is made from vine gourds that grow on the ground. The shape of the gourd determines the sound of the instrument. A shekere is made by drying the gourd for several months then removing the pulp and seeds. This would be a wondeful addition to your collection or home.
SIZES WILL VARY 10" - 16"
Shows some age, some discoloration, but in good condition.
16 1/2" long
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