This Marimba (also known as Xylophone, Balafon (Ba-la-fone), or Bala in other parts of the world) is handmade by the Shona artisans in Zimbabwe, South Africa. This instrument is built and tuned to serve as a legitimate, professional instrument. Each marimba is built by hand using traditional tools and techniques by the Shona artisans. The accurate tuning of the blades is impressive, and the sound created with the box underneath is enchanting. Each marimba comes with a pair of natural gum mallets. These handmade marimba instruments from Zimbabwe make wonderful unique gifts.
- Handmade in Zimbabwe, South Africa
- Ethically & sustainably handcrafted
- Approximately 3" T x 12" L x 6" W
- Artisans make 2-3 times what they'd earn in their local market.
Each Marimba 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 Marimba is individually made each unique with its own markings.