Large Kalimba Thumb Piano - Jedando Handicrafts (I)
Traditional decorative African kalimba or "finger piano", made from a hollow box body of 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 7 by 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".