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Cacho Gourd & Seed Pod Shaker | Peru

Cacho Gourd & Seed Pod Shaker | Peru

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Our very percussive seed pod cacho, or shaker, is handcrafted from a native gourd which is burnished and etched with geometric designs. Colorful bird feathers are added to the top and a tassel is attached with black braided cord. Colors and sizes vary. Handcrafted in Peru.

Cachos are important to indigenous music and these hand-crafted Andean cachos are made in Peru.  A traditional percussion instrument from the Andes, they have a rich pre-Colombian tradition. All are made either with seed pods or bells. Cachos are bound together with string and adorned with a hand woven cinta, or strap, either by being attached to or around something. Cachos are used by Andean groups to keep rhythm when they are shaken to the beat.

Various sizes: 6 - 9 in L

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