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Cacho Seed Pod Shaker on Bamboo Sleeve - 9 inches long<br width=275 >Made by Artisans in Peru
Cacho Seed Pod Shaker on Bamboo Sleeve - 9 inches long
Made by Artisans in Peru

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Manos Amigas Artisan Story
Peru

artisan-2_173x219Peru’s native Shipibo tribes are known for their strong cultural heritage, unique cosmology and their unmistakable ceramic arts. Unfortunately, Shipibo villagers also suffer from extreme poverty, and most live without access to basic education and medical care in poor villages along the Río Ucayali, a tributary of the Amazon River. Manos Amigas (Friendly Hands) works with the Shipibo villagers to develop their traditional craft and helps export their vases, sculpture and ornaments to the United States and Europe. Manos Amigas also offers free courses in design, accounting and business marketing and helps artisans identify new markets for their crafts.


Cacho Nut Shaker from Peru

Cacho Nut Shaker
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This fun shaking instrument is made from Cacho Nuts that are tied to a bamboo sleeve.  Cacho seed pods have been used for generations throughout the Amazon for percussion instruments. The indegious often tie them on a belt, bracelet or anklet and used them in traditional / ceremonial dances. The sound is loud but not intense; some say is sounds like a heavy rainfall. 

  • Cacho Seed Pod Shaker are approximately 9" long 

Handmade and fair trade imported from Peru.

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