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Gourd & Pebble Shaker

It's musical, it's decor, it's both. Made by artisans with OTICART in Kenya, this gourd shaker is filled with locally available pebbles. Each one is unique in shape and size because they are made from naturally available gourds, that are dried and filled, then hand painted. It's art that adds a shake of fun to your next jam session, whether with friends or family. It's the perfect instrument for anyone to be involved.


  • Materials: Gourds, pebbles
  • Care: Wipe clean
  • Notes: Due to the handcrafted nature of these natural gourds, variations in size and shape occur, making each one unique and different than pictured.
  • Measures: Average size 3.3"D x 6.3"H - sizes will vary
  • Colors: Red, cream
  • Handcrafted in Kenya

SKU: 4106190


In 1995 Claytone Ombasyi, a Christian businessman in Nairobi, Kenya, started OTIC, a privately held export and marketing company. Ombasyi, with professional experience in exporting and marketing, wanted to help local artisans connect with export markets. He operates his business with the utmost integrity and expects the same of others, encouraging artisans to consider their products a reflection of themselves and to use the products to share their vision with customers. OTIC provides export, packaging and quality control support for a number of small workshops in and around Nairobi. Depending on their circumstances, these small groups provide a variety of advantages to their artisans. Some offer training in wood carving, while others provide short–term, no interest loans. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from OTIC since 2001.

Welcome to our global maker-to-market movement where, together with 20,000 artisans, we ignite social change. We create opportunities for individuals, families, and communities in developing countries to thrive through strong relationships, fair wages, safe working conditions, and sustainable practices.