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Burned African Calabash Gourd Kalimba

  • This traditional kalimba is hand-carved from a calabash gourd by artisans in Burkina Faso. When played with the thumbs, the kalimba's metal tines and hollow interior produce a beautiful, resonating sound.

    These handmade "thumb pianos" are decorated with unique burned patterns and West African scenes. Measures 8"D x 4"T.; size may vary slightly. Designs will vary.

  • An artisan co-op of young men in Burkina Faso, West Africa, create hand-crafted kalimbas from gourds and recycled materials such as coffee tins. Frequently the artisans are also musicians themselves, and they take great care in producing instruments of exceptional quality and beauty.

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