Ficáw (rattle)

Gourd, nut, fiber | 26cm | 20th century

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Gourd rattles having a loose mesh of beads, shells, or nuts produce sound by tossing, beating, whirling, and shaking the gourd. They add sound texture to layers of complex rhythms typical of sub-Saharan African music. Generically, they are called sek...
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