Shakers and rattles are a type of percussion instrument which produces a sound when shaken or moved.
Traditionally used in religious or sacred cermemonies or to emphasize the words and actions of important people.
In more modern societies though, kids use them as toys and musicians as fun and rootsy percussion instruments.
Handmade by our artisans from natural materials (seed pods and plant fibers) this shaker is great to use in storytelling (stormy sea, rain or hail storm) or exploring cause and effect through sound. (if you shake softly/hard what sound is made)
Some interesting facts
In Ancient Egypt, rattles were viewed as sacred and used during funerary rituals to signify regeneration in the after-life. The earliest Egyptian rattles were ovular and made of pottery. During the Predynastic and Old Kingdom periods rattles gained handles and different shapes and were made out of different materials such as basket, wood, and stone.
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