Kalimbas (also known as finger pianos or mbiras) are an African percussion instrument from the Lamellophone instrument family. The kalimba is comprised of a hollow resonator, which vary from handmade boxes to calabash gourds, and metal tins.
These rustic mbiras are created around a hollow wooden box with burned designs by artisans in Kenya. The box is held with both hands, and the ten recycled metal tines fitted with tin can buzzers are plucked to create an unmistakable African sound.
Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.