Dimensions & materials
- Diameter : 7 to 10 cm
- Length : 14 to 20 cm
A product of African craftsmen (Burkina Faso)
Caxixi rattle - African braided rattle
If in Europe, rattles are mostly instruments for children, it is quite different in Africa.
They were originally used in divination, initiating or healing sessions.
Nowadays they are used for dances and the rhythms of African songs.
African rattles are among the most ancient instruments made by Man.