Shakers

Motherland Quality Shakers                              Nature’s Special Language

The shakers shown on this page are made using mostly natural materials including gourds, seeds, and other plant matter. In intimate settings there is a certain quality of sound and connection this type of shaker produces that proves why music is so special in our lives.

Showing 1–24 of 28 results

  • Asalato

    $6.00$10.00
    • simple hand shaker from Ghana
    • choose from three sizes
    • listed per piece (one hand)
    • Woven rattan basket body
    • Metal or Gourd bottom
    • Big powerful sound
    • Large size shaker
    • distinctive sound
    • festive colors
    • easy to play
  • Benin Caxixi

    $12.00$34.00
    • hand held percussion shaker from Benin
    • full smooth live sound
    • three sizes, both single and double types
  • Cocoon Rattle

    $18.00$22.00
    • made in Botswana
    • nice sound, made sturdy
    • natural moth cocoon leg rattle
  • Ekpiri Seed

    $15.00$48.00
    • Seed percussion from Nigeria
    • Loud sound
    • Two types: hand-held, or worn
  • Ghana Caxixi

    $7.50$20.00
    • hand percussion from Ghana
    • medium to aggressive sound
    • three sizes, both single and double configurations
    • handmade in Ghana
    • tight sound, medium to loud volume
    • maraca-type gourd shaker
  • Ideh Seed

    $6.00$24.00
    • small seed percussion from Nigeria
    • makes soft but penetrating sound
    • choose between hand held shaker and three sizes of ankle rattles
    • beautiful to look at
    • great sound
    • fun to play
  • Kenari Seed

    $12.00$45.00
    • made in Indonesia
    • a small seed with a big voice
    • hand held or worn on wrist and ankle
    • large seed type shaker made in Indonesia
    • medium hollow sound
    • made for wrist, hand held, or ankle
  • Kpokokpoko

    $15.00$44.00
    • traditional Ibo percussion instrument
    • unusual wood rattle sound
    • hand held shaker
  • Long Handle Shakers

    $12.00$60.00
    • Traditional percussion Ghana-Nigeria
    • Bead types vary for different sounds
    • Adds lively feel to music
    • simple hand held shaker from Ghana
    • medium sound
    • natural gourd with stone pebble fill
    • hand-held maraca shaker
    • nice light "shss-shss" sound
  • Palm Rattle

    $3.50$30.00
    • traditional instrument from Nigeria
    • natural palm leaf percussion instrument
    • dancers leg rattle with subtle sound
  • Rain Stick

    $15.00$50.00
    • made in Peru and Chile from natural cactus
    • soft rain sound
    • hand held shaker
    • hand painted
    • has a light happy sound
    • feels good to play
  • Tambourine

    $16.00$24.00
    • hand made in Nigeria
    • lively metallic sound
    • easily held and shaken
  • Tigari Maraca

    $24.00$34.00
    • hand percussion from Ghana
    • medium to loud volume
    • large gourd maraca
    • made in Nigeria
    • unique attention-getting metallic sound
    • light weight shaker