Kalimba Gourd Thumb Piano
This Kalimba Gourd Thumb Piano (also known as Mbira, Karimba, or Calimba) is made by the Shona Artisans in Zimbabwe, South Africa. The kalimba is an essential part of life in African countries. During festivals, weddings, and other major events the kalimba will accompany the singer for an unforgettable sound. The kalimba is made from a hollowed-out gourd, and metal keys attached on the top. The metal keys are often made of old spoon handles, bicycle spokes, or spring wire that was cut and hammered to the desired shape. These handmade musical instruments make great gifts for music lovers or collectors of world instruments
- Handmade in Zimbabwe, South Africa
- Ethically & sustainably handcrafted
- Made from Gourds.
- Artisans make 2-3 times what they'd earn in their local market.
Each Kalimba is made by hand so there may be slight and subtle variations in size, color, or pattern. This is what makes it unique and a true piece of African art. The instruments are Fair Trade, and your purchase of these instruments will help provide a stable income and a good standard of living for the artists and their families. Each Kalimba is individually made each unique with its own markings.