Thumb Piano: aka Parimba, Kalimba, Mbira, Lamellophone
Decorated with various raised painted dots, approx. 16cm diameter made from wood, metal and coconut shell
These karimbas are incredibly popular with children of all ages! Ideal when entertaining groups of kids and a brilliant way to get them off their electronic gizmos! Used in schools for music lessons they are our best selling musical instrument
Bali cooking uses a lot of coconut resulting in a great number of empty coconut shells. These are collected and upcycled by skilled artisans to give us these beautiful and incredibly fun karimbas
Part of the appeal of this item is its hand-made nature and it is crafted in the traditional way. The design on painted items may vary from the pictured item. Made from natural products please allow for minor imperfections in the materials. This adds to its authenticity, ensuring you have a genuine handcrafted item and NOT a generic, factory-manufactured product.
Kalimbas are a type of lamellophone
Size: Approx. 16cm diameter
Material: Coconut, wood, metal
Care: Wipe with a soft dry cloth. Store in a cool dry place.
Credentials: Fair trade, upcycled, sustainable, ethical, eco-friendly
Near & Fair is a member of the British Association for Fair Trade Shops and Suppliers, so you can be confident that the people who made this item were not exploited in any way and the environment was respected.
See our full range of ethically sourced musical instruments. All ethically sourced, of course!
You are welcome to visit our fair trade shop in Hull to view our full range of gifts, clothing and groceries.
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.)