A smaller decorative variation on the traditional African kalimba or "finger piano". The hollow box body is made from renewable wood with rustic burn designs. Discarded scraps of metal are used for keys with strips of tin can wrapped for reverberation. Approximate size is 6 by 3.5 by 1.5 inches
Meet the Artisans
Working with more than 100 individual carvers in Machakos, Kenya,Jedando Modern Handicrafts markets african handicrafts primarily made of wood and bone worldwide. Carving is a tradition in Kenya with the children learning the craft from their parents. Carved by hand using only rudimentary hand tools, olive wood bowls, salad serving sets, and animal-shaped napkin rings take shape from pieces of olive wood, mahogany, and mpingo, or "African Ebony".