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Handmade Kenyan Kalimba Thumb Piano (Kenya)

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ITEM# 11681703
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    Worldstock
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    ITEM#: 11681703

    This rustic kalimba is made by artisans hailing from Kenya and features varying lengths of metal to create different tones. Sure to add vitality to any space, the simple design allows sonorous beauty to emanate from the distressed wooden body, complete with burned accents.

    Product Features:
    • Traditional African instrument is a Kalimba, or finger piano
    • Instrument is handmade in Kenya, East Africa
    • Musical instrument measures 6.5 inches long x 2.5 inches high x 1.5 inches deep
    • The design on the instrument will vary slightly as each is unique


    Story Behind the Art:

    Kenya Crafts was formed in 2001 when a US Peace Corps volunteer working with a local craftsperson Boaz Moseti realized the potential in helping local artisans access the US market. Since then Kenya Crafts has grown from strength to strength serving 100's of artisans in East Africa.

    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.


    Specs

    Features
    Material Wood
    Color Brown
    Country of Origin Kenya
    Product Features Handmade
    Worldstock Worldstock
    Dimensions 3*2*8
    Model Number Thumb Piano
    Country of Origin Kenya

    Customer Reviews


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    • Most Recent

    • Great
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      This thing was awesome! Got it for a coworker for xmas.

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    • Thumb Piano (Kenya)
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      This thumb piano is not made as well as the Gecko thumb piano. It is easy to use and very portable.

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    • Nice for decor or gift
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      Purchased as a gift for a friend who is a music teacher. Item seems to be made well.

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    • Kenyan Kalimba Thumb Piano
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      A real keep sake, easy to use, small and nicely constructed.

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    • Great little instrument
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      I use this with others to teach music to special needs kids

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    • Most Helpful

    • for music, pay more
      Verified Purchase

      Bought one of these for a friend's birthday, and one for myself. I imagined it a good meditation vehicle. Each arrived promptly at its correct destination, but I wished I had had time to receive mine before I sent it off as a gift--probably would have chosen something different. As ethnic art it is interesting, and most of the keys have some resonance at different pitches. It is attractive in a primitive way, but having heard a higher quality kalimba earlier this year, I was disappointed with its comparison. To enjoy this as an instrument rather than as an ethnic art piece it would need to have more resonance and clearer tone distinction. None of my disappointment is with Overstock or with the product--just with my over optimistic imagination.

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    • not easy to play
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      roughly made....poor quality neat idea. needed more work....

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    • Unique musical instrument
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      I love this Kenyan Kalimba Thumb Piano. I bought it as a gift for my father, but I love it so much, I may keep it and get him another one. I am so impressed with the items I get on World Trade. The little piano sounds so pretty and is well made (because it is handmade). I enjoy going to World Trade for gifts because my friends are always so impressed and ask how and where I found it. This little piano is so cute and made so well. Thank You. Betty.

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    • Kalimba
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      I recently purchased two world instruments from Overstock. The product is as described. It has a lovely burned wood design and the tines are decorated with colorful pieces of metal. Although this is a functional instrument, I believe it to be one produced for souvenir purchase. Souvenir items are usually not tuned to the desired pitch and the quality of materials is less than those used by actual musicians. I use this instrument as a demonstration of world instruments with my general music students, so it will not be used on a continual basis. It serves the function for which I purchased it.

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    • Cute Toy
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      This is a cute piece for the coffee table... got positive attention at a party. It is not a true thumb piano (not pretty sounding) but is more of a toy. Excellent to bring to a drum circle at the beach since It is not fragile or expensive enough to worry about damage/loss

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    Questions & Answers

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      "Why did you choose this product?"

      • A:

        Projected Holliday gift for a "musical" granddaughter

      • A:

        I thought my husband might like to try it

      • A:

        because of it's uniqueness,

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        I purchased this item because it is a cheap price for such an in-demand instrument and the recipient of this gift will enjoy this product highly.

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