Handmade in Peru of wingo nut with a balsa wood base. Seeds inside. Vegan. Measures 5.5 X 4 X2.5 inches. Quiet instrument for beginners. 3 years of age and up.
Made from the nut of the Wingo tree, each is hand-carved in a Shibipo-Coniba indigenous peoples inspired design. Beans are added for a sweet shake-shaker-shake. Alex and his mother outside their family retail stand. It's not typical (in my experience) for artisans to have means for a retail store, however modest. All the carving of wingo nuts happen in a workshop out back - dotted with lucious wingo trees.
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