Gourd maracas (Pair), "Beautiful Jungle"
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This pair of maracas sets the beat to melodic fantasies, south of the equator. Dionisio Quilla crafts the lively instruments from tutuma gourds, which he dries under the sun once emptied of their seeds. When ready, he uses a burin to mark and paint a jungle composition of exotic allure. The maracas are filled with small beans, and sealed with tornillo wood handles.
Please expect a slight difference in the shape and since of the maracas, which depends on the gourds' natural shape.
Dionisio Quilla has received a $400 microcredit loan with 0% interest. Proceeds were used to purchase the materials he needs to increase production, such as wood and bamboo.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.