Honestly Made Seed pod shaker

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Introducing the Percussion Plus Honestly Made Seed pod shaker All Percussion Plus Honestly Made instruments are manufactured using natural materials, however this seed pod shaker is unique in the fact that the whole instrument is grown and used in its original form! Made from one large bean pod, it is a simple instrument and easy to play. Hand finished in Peru, a colourful material band is stitched on that can be used as a wrist strap, or as a hook loop for convenient storage. Shake for warm sound, or slap against your palm to produce percussive accents. Each of these seed pod shakers has been sourced using Fair trade principles. See below for more information about the Honestly Made range of musical instruments from Percussion Plus. These items are musical instruments not toys and there may be small parts on or in some of them. Younger players should use them under supervision. How are they made? Taken from the Pacay tree, towering at up to 60 feet, the seed pods can sometimes grow to over a foot in length. When picked they are a ripe green but left to dry they turn a leathery brown. The seeds also dry out and harden so when shaken can produce a gentle percussive tone. Fun Fact! The beans from a Pacay tree are also known as the ‘ice cream bean’ which have a sweet and refreshing taste just like an ice cream, hence the name. In Central America these beans are cooked and served much like any other bean, and in Mexico they are roasted and served as snacks. However, they are not edible when dried so we wouldn’t recommend eating the beans from these pod shakers!