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Percussion Plus Honestly Made Guinea pig gourd guiro and shaker
Product code: PP631
£16.99 (inc. VAT)
Key product features
Part of the Honestly Made range of musical instruments, produced ethically in developing nations
Hand-crafted in Peru using traditional materials and methods
Made from a hollowed-out gourd
Guinea pig design
Played using the turned wooden stick provided
Sourced using fair trade principles
Introducing the Percussion Plus Honestly Made Guinea pig gourd guiro and shaker
Fashioned from a hollowed-out gourd, this large guiro creates a rich and powerful tone when scraped along its ridges. The large interior of the gourd acts as a resonating chamber, allowing the sound to project much further than a stand guiro scraper.
To play, use the turned wooden stick provided to scrape along the ridges on top of the gourd. Speed up and slow down your movements to vary tone your tone and intensity of sound. There are also beads inside the gourd to further layer your percussive tone.
This guiro and shaker is 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.
Guinea pig design
Playing an important role in the folk culture of the Andes, the guinea pig design is hand-carved and painted on the gourd for a unique look and feel. The intricate patterns and guinea pig design incorporates the guiro ridges for a seamless finish.
Made from natural materials
The gourd is a large fleshy fruit, grown naturally in Peru and has many domestic and musical uses for thousands of years. This guiro and shaker is made by drying and hollowing out the gourd, adding beads and ridges then finishing with the hand painted guinea pig design.
Percussion Plus Honestly Made products are manufactured in independent family workshops that are too small to join
Fair Trade groups or are located in countries that do not have such organisations. These suppliers and their subsidiaries
all follow Fair trade principles which include:
Agreeing a fair price Use of recycled materials
Paying significant amounts upfront
Being loyal and reasonable in all dealings
Prioritising smaller suppliers over large factories
Manufacturing methods that do not damage the environment