These African balaphons are traditionally crafted in Senegal using wooden note planks, cotton cord, and calabash gourd resonators.
This West African percussion instrument includes 16 wooden notes with calabash gourd resonators of decreasing size (underneath). Traditionally crafted, this is a beautifully tuned instrument. Mallets included.
Measures approximately 29-30” long x 14” wide x 6-7” tall. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.
A functional instrument and a brilliant piece of art! This replica of a monochrome antara from the Chavín culture has eight tubes. Exquisitely sculpted by ethnomusicologist Jose Vitancio Humeres of Peru.
This one-of-a-kind piece is vintage from our private collection. Beautiful wooden handle with a caged bead. Powerful sound! Traditionally, Native Americans use Horn Rattles to produce the rhythm for song and dance. Strike against the palm of the hand or shake it as you like!
Fantastic recreation of a polychrome double flute with Nazca motifs: two condors, a fish and two hummingbirds on a flower. It has six fingering holes and two beaks for blowing. A functional instrument and a brilliant piece of art. Exquisite craftsmanship by ethnomusicologist Jose Vitancio Humeres. Made in Peru.
This Flauta Ajedrez, Chess Flute, is a recreation of a polychrome flute based on the Nazca style. Designed with a chessboard pattern and five fingering holes. A functional instrument and a brilliant piece of art. Exquisite craftsmanship by ethnomusicologist Jose Vitancio Humeres. Made in Peru.
A beautiful Andean wind instrument, made from a sea shell, which emits a powerful sound when played. The Pututu is a pre-Columbian Musical Instrument from Chavin, a 3000 years old Peruvian culture, located in the heart of the Andes. According to the chroniclers Garcilaso de la Vega and Montesinos de Ovalle, the pututus were used in the Inti Raymi and Cápac Raymi festivities and after the Haylli song; they were played by young orejones (Inca nobility).
This hand made clay ocarina bears the form of man from the Vicús era of Peruvian history. Sculpted by ethnomusicologist Jose Vitancio Humeres of Peru, it is a replica of an original design. "I think the sounds these instruments make were to create positive energy," says Vitancio Humeres.
Constructed of a single whistle and 3 finger holes it can play 4 unique notes. A functional whistling vessel and a brilliant piece of art. Made in Peru.
Ethnomusicologist Jose Vitancio Humeres crafted this beautiful little percussion instrument, called a timbale, in the Chancay style using pottery and goat leather. The Chancay civilization was formed in the later part of the Inca Empire and was the earliest Peruvian culture to mass-produce ceramics.
Two holes on the handle could be used for string or rope to hold the small drum close to your body.
Replica of a screw trumpet from the Moche culture with a double pavilion in which two roaring puma heads are represented. This instrument emits two strident sounds simultaneously. Said to have been used in war situations. Exquisite craftsmanship by ethnomusicologist Jose Vitancio Humeres.
Exquisite craftsmanship by ethnomusicologist Jose Vitancio Humeres. He created this replica of a polyphonic antara from the Nazca culture with three colors and thirteen hyperbolic tubes. Considered to be a large antara, measuring 11.5 x 8.5 inches and weighing 1 pound and 6 ounces.