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Handcrafted Shaker Musical Instrument (Ghana)

Worldstock
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  • Add the mystery of ancient Africa to your decor with Worldstock's hand-carved shaker instrument
  • Native Africans call these instruments 'shakers' because all one has to do is simply shake them to produce beautiful music
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    ITEM#: 1013413


    Add the mystery of ancient Africa to your decor with Worldstock's hand-carved shaker instrument.

    Native Africans call these instruments 'shakers' because all one has to do is simply shake them to produce beautiful music. Handmade by talented artisans in Kumasi, Ghana, these instruments are a common site at a variety of African festivals.

    The Story Behind the Product

    Nana was born to a family of 9 children in the town of Kumasi in Ghana, West Africa. His parents divorced when he was only 8 years old and Nana became so rebellious that his mother sent him to live with his father in Tamale (in the Northern region of Ghana) when Nana was 12 years old. It was there that he developed an interest in art. He dropped out of school when he was 14 and started training with a master carver in Tamale. In 2000 Nana began selling his products through Worldstock. Nana is now married with 3 children and lives in Accra, Ghana. He is now a master carver with his own shop and 10 employees. Nana?s life has been so improved since he began working with Worldstock that he named his son after his contact at Overtsock.com.

    What is Worldstock?

    The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.

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    Imported

    Ships Carbon Neutral*

    Specs

    Dimensions 14 x 7 x 7 in.
    Manufacturer Warranty None
    Materials Gourd
    Model Number AC186-A
    Color Black
    Type Other Percussion
    Worldstock Country Ghana

    Customer Reviews


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    • short shelf life

      This piece was too fragile. I took good care of it but within a short time of ordering it the shell broke; the gourd was too fragile. In addition, the strings holding the beads in place broke in a few places so the beads were falling off.

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    • threads on shaken broken all over missing beads...

      Received and opened eagerly. Was disappointed. The threads on the shaker were broken all over and loose beads all inside the bag... Returning...

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    • Loud and Proud . . .

      This Little Shaker is Loud and Proud . . . it's light weight with a nice bright sound. Construction is OK (what you would expect from Ghana) and is a GREAT Price !! I Bought 4 . . .

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    • excellent

      I bought this shakere for my daughter who is attending collage for music. I am so pleased. I received it within four days of ordering, and it is wonderfully crafted.

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    • Didn't get what I paid for

      Poor construction and quality. Already falling apart after less than 5 minutes of playing. Should be used for decoration only. Not a playable instrument in my opinion. I expected an instrument and recieved a display. Live and learn I suppose.

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    • Great price and a fun toy for my children

      I love this shaker. I have been collecting world instruments as a way to introduce my small children to music,. They love them all and I am thrilled that overstock makes them available at such a wonderful price!!! If you like authentic products and want to support the developing countries this item is a great deal.

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