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Our fair trade, hand carved gourd maracas are made in Central Peru. The gourds are grown in the warm Central Valleys of the Andes, the costal oasis and in the jungles. After harvest they are thoroughly dried, skinned and then sanded smooth. The designs are carved on the gourd without sketching creating many intricate designs. Our designs vary let us pick one for you. Gourd carving is one of the oldest art forms in Peru and dates back to 2,500 BC. Sold Individually.
Crafted in Peru this small solid brass bell has a clear sweet sound. The handle features a chakana a powerful symbol of the Andes' ancient cultures and is considered the most complete sacred geometrical design for the Incas. This symbol is often seen at ancient sites and sacred centers though out the Andes of Peru and Bolivia.
Our smaller ceremonial hand crafted rattles are made by the artist in Peru. Each features a hand-etched subject on front and back of an animal totem, moon, sun or a traditional Peruvian design motif. Trimmed atop the chonta handle with molted Amazon bird feathers and colorful cotton thread windings. Each piece is a unique work of art and has it own sound. Price is per piece. Your choice of styles.
Beautifully toned crescent-shaped ocarina is hand made of clay and painted with a zoomorphic jaguar design gives a sweet sound. Sold separately. Select your color. Handcrafted in Peru.
Regular Price: $16.00
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Our cacho seed shaker features a colorful textile strap with a velcro closure making it easy to slip onto your wrist or ankle. The cacho depicted on the left has pieces and half shells, giving it a higher pitched sound. The one on the right is strung using full seeds, giving it a deeper pitched sound. Sold Individually. Let us choose one for you. Handcrafted in Peru.
Complement your singing bowl and meditation practice with this elegant brocade cushion for your singing bowl. The pillow can also be used for the display of statues, jewelry and other objects of beauty. The durable brocade is a mix of silk and synthetic fibers. Measures 7 inches square - plus or minus 0.5 inches and approx. 1.5 inches thick. Corner tassels. Coordinated color center tuft yarn. Your Choice of Colors. Made in Nepal.