Want to make a shakere (rattle, shaker, noisemaker)? If you have a little patience you can make a truly traditional percussion instrument.
Haven' yet made the guide for the already finished snake-koi guiro and am well along with the goddess shaker seen above.
Here is the shaker in a red car.
The Leopard/Lady rattle is gourd and gravel rattle. It has a nice sound, and will be used ritually in part of a current project.
Click here to learn how to make a gourd and gravel rattle.
The Kitty Shaker is gourd and cowrie shell shekere. It is quite loud and was made for a friend. Oddly she is afraid of cats but she will have to hold that tiger by the tail.
Click here to learn how to make a gourd and cowrie shell kitty shekere.
The Walnut Gourd Rattle is not a shekere, strictly speaking, it was fun and makes a good noise.
Click here to learn how to make the black walnut and gourd rattle
The Snake Shekere with Cowrie Shells
This is newest shekere...
Click here to learn how to make the snake shekere with cowrie shell beads
The Red Shakere
This is just the first of many...
Click here to learn how to make the red gourd shakere
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