Culture Instruments(30 items)
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Featured Reviews on Culture Instruments
By Claudia C
2 Makes a Pack
Bought 2 because my boyfriend & I are dogs in Chinese zodiac and put them in my partnership/marriage corner of house. Yes we do laugh a lot together. Hope we dont get too pot - bellied like these guys.
Unique and whimsical!
This arrived in perfect condition and is just as pictured. Adding different amounts of water changes the pitch of the whistle.
By Patricia l.
A beautiful instrument. The detail, sound and quality are excellent. Mr. Tito does exceptionally fine work.
Georgina Cabrera Pre-Hispanic ceramic replicas
"My biggest challenge has been to move ahead in my preparation - as a mother, as a professional, and to be independent...."
Popular Culture Instruments
Ceramic Turtle Dove Ocarina Crafted in Mexico, "Turtle Doves"$39.99
Crafted by hand from ceramic and given a rustic finish, two lovely turtle doves make a musical addition to your home. Mexican artisan Georgina Cabrera creates this instrument in the style of pre-Hispanic ocarinas. The doves feature holes in their tails for blowing and two holes in the front for playing different notes.
Please note: Variations in the firing process may result in a slightly different color and finish; however, this will not affect the overall design of the piece.
Pre-Hispanic Ceramic Flute Crafted in Mexico, "Pre-Hispanic Melody"$39.99
Inspired by pre-Hispanic instruments, Mexican artisan Georgina Cabrera creates this stunning flute. Making a perfect conversation piece as well as a casual-use instrument, the flute is handcrafted from ceramic in earth tones. The mouthpiece and the bottom are decorated with the depictions of pre-Hispanic people with elaborate headdresses.
Bamboo flute, "White Dragon Song III"$157.99
Nyoman Lentong pays tribute to the Chinese white snake legend with this beautifully crafted flute. Bai SuZhen was a snake who became a beautiful woman. Unaware that she was really a snake, a young scholar fell deeply in love with her. But a monk who knew the truth banished Bai SuZhen to the bottom of a deep well and saved the scholar's soul, though it is said his heart was broken.
Flutes of this type are used in the Balinese gamelan percussion orchestra, whose importance goes well beyond the pleasure of music and into the realm of ritual ceremony. Lentong shapes the bamboo by hand, using burnt coconut ash to create the motifs. He signs it as "Pan Nasib," as he is known in his village.
Because each flute is individually handcrafted, size may vary up to +/- 1.5 cms.
Ceramic Chicken Water Whistle Crafted in Mexico, "Clucking Chicken"$37.99
Designed by Georgina Cabrera, this water whistle from Mexico resembles a chicken. The musical hen is crafted by hand from ceramic, given a rustic finish.
To play, fill the whistle's body with water through the opening in the top. When air passes through, it will produce a twittering sound.