These make a great addition to your family band, or just as a means for keeping the wee ones entertained for hours on a long drive (assuming it doesn't drive you insane of course).
They come as a pair and if you want to get really clever you can alter the tone by shifting your hand position. Imagine, harmony from coconut shakers. Who knew?
The sound is wonderfully bright and it is the sort of music making that makes you smile. All round good fun.
They are of course all natural and Fair Trade.
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Hand made in Indonesia from coconut wood and coconut shells.
Sold as a pair.
Siesta Crafts was started in 1983 by Chris and Les Harper with a market stall selling handicrafts that were brought back from their travels from Mexico and Guatemala (hence the name!).
They now import directly from suppliers in countries all over the world on a Fair Trade basis and they are proud to be a member of the British Association for Fair Trade Shops and Suppliers.
They specialise in unusual and interesting gifts. In this day and age of anodyne, cloned town high streets, it is good to see they have a vibrant, colourful presence with a wide range of unique and colourful handcrafted and fair trade items.
Their intention is that by trading with their producers they are helping them to achieve economic self-sufficiency, whilst simultaneously bringing to their customers the skills and crafts of other cultures.