Small, perfectly shaped and plays well. Gently cover the holes on the back and front of the ocarina, lift the fingers to create different notes. Have fun and experiment.
Each ocarina is stunningly hand-painted in traditional designs and is provided on a cord so it can be worn around the neck.
- Ocarinas are amongst the oldest instruments known to man and were played by the Aztecs and Mayans!
- Early types were known in ancient China, but the egg-shaped Ocarina got its name after being reinvented in 19th century Italy, after ‘oca’ meaning goose.
- The ocarina is played like a recorder, except that the hands are held next to one another instead of one over the other.
This item is sold as a musical instrument, not a toy. It is not suitable for children under the age of 3.
Measurements: Approx. 5cm
Materials: Fired clay, neck cord
Care: Store in a cool dry place
Credentials: Hand made and hand painted, fair trade, ethically sourced.
See our full range of ethically sourced musical instruments. All ethically sourced, of course!
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We are based in Trinity Market Arcade, Trinity House Lane, Hull, HU1 2JH. (We are nearest the Market Place/Lowgate entrance which is opposite Liberty Lane. The nearest carpark is King William House multi-storey.)