A Shekere is an African percussion instrument made from a hollowed-out gourd or calabash with a macroméd
covering of beads. Every Shekere handcrafted by Tiyé Giraud can be played professionally and also make
beautiful art pieces for the home. A variety of ready-made small to large colorful and exotic Shekere are
available or can be tailor-made for you.
A Vocal Gourd is a hollowed-out gourd or calabash minus the beads. The beautiful and natural petina is
revealed and the compelling and true 'voice' of the gourd can be heard when struck. Vocal Gourds are also
available in a variety of sizes.