A great addition to any music and movement environment this set of maracas are handmade from gourds in Peru. A great size for children to hold. The size of gourds vary so each set of maracas is unique in size and shape. The pattern which has been burnt onto the gourds is stars and polka dot circles. The top of the gourd has been cut in a zigzag effect and clean crushed stones have been inserted to make the maraca sound when shaken then the top of the gourd has then been reattached carefully. Material: Gourd Size: Due to the uniqueness of each gourd used, every set is different. However approximate size in length is 17cm to 25 cm.
Not recommended for very young children without supervision. Age 3+
Purchased from C.I.A.P. ( La Central Interregional de Artesanos del Peru ) , a non- profit organisation which helps improve the social and economic situation of producers from many different regions of Peru. C.I.A.P. saw the need to provide a way for the producers to receive fair wages and safe working conditions without exploitation.