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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.