These African balaphons are traditionally crafted in Senegal using wooden note planks, cotton cord, and calabash gourd resonators.
Each balaphon is a consider to be a tuned African musical instrument that is as inviting to the eye as to the hand. Mallets are included.
8 Note measures 13"L x 9"W x 6"T. 12 Note measures 19"L x 11"W x 5"T. Mallets measure 10".
Talented artisans in Senegal handcraft quality musical instruments that figure strongly in West African music. Their djembes, balaphons and koras are used locally and collected by African music enthusiasts around the world.