Ghana Axatse Shekere Shaker - 4" x 7-9"

This gourd shaker is traditionally known as the axatse (ah-HOT-say) in Ghana, and is also known more generically as a shekere (SHEH-kuh-ray).
SKU: AXA4

Availability: In stock

$16.95
$16.95

Details

Details

This gourd shaker is traditionally known as the axatse (ah-HOT-say) in Ghana, and is also known more generically as a shekere (SHEH-kuh-ray). Each dry, hollow calabash is hand selected for thickness and proportion, then dressed with a lattice work of Jobs Tear Seeds. The axatse can be played like a maraca, by gently tugging on the blue rope ends, by swirling or twisting the seed net, or with more intricate double handed techniques. The axatse differs from the Afro-Cuban shekere in that it is smaller and does not produce a bass note when the top of the gourd is struck.

All Africa Heartwood Project axatse feature:

  • Strong gourd body and handle, hollow and dried
  • Whole natural seed beads intricately labrynthed in web of bright blue string
  • Rubber strip at the neck keeps seeds and string from coming loose or sliding up the gourd
  • Handle on gourd for easy handling and full control

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU AXA4
Material Calabash Gourd, Job's Tear Seeds
Dimensions 4" x 7-9"
Country of Origin Ghana

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