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Turtle Kalimba
Coconut Shell Thumb Piano - Turtle Kalimba
Coconut Shell Thumb Piano - Turtle Kalimba
Coconut Shell Thumb Piano - Turtle Kalimba
Coconut Shell Thumb Piano - Turtle Kalimba
Coconut Shell Thumb Piano - Turtle Kalimba
Turtle Kalimba
Coconut Shell Thumb Piano - Turtle Kalimba
Coconut Shell Thumb Piano - Turtle Kalimba
Coconut Shell Thumb Piano - Turtle Kalimba
Coconut Shell Thumb Piano - Turtle Kalimba
Coconut Shell Thumb Piano - Turtle Kalimba

Coconut Shell Thumb Piano - Turtle Kalimba

Rated 5.0 out of 5
Based on 5 reviews
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Turtles swim happily over a dried coconut shell and beneath stainless steel leaves in this gorgeous kalimba, or thumb piano, by Balinese artisan Trisna Dewi. Traditionally a musical instrument from Africa, this plucked idiophone produces a hollow tone when the tines are strummed. The word kalimba is a Bantu word which means 'little music.'

  • Coconut shell, plywood, stainless steel tines
  • 0.20 lbs
  • 3.5 inches H x 6 inches Diam.

THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT

Artisan Organization: Trisna Dewi

Country: Bali and Java

"I was born in Bali in 1983. I'm married and have two daughters. My hometown is known for preserving its traditional culture, arts, temples and a lot of beautiful natural scenery.

"Ever since I was a little girl, I've enjoyed Bali's traditional dancing, and these dances are usually performed to traditional music. I became interested in many types of traditional musical instruments.

"When I was 20, I began working with a neighbor. My father taught me to carve masks, but there are many interesting artistic sculptures and music instruments I find fascinating.

"There have been some bad periods during my journey as an artisan. People disliked my new creations or weren't interested in them. But this didn't discourage me โ€šร„รฎ in fact, it motivated me to create something new and learn what people really liked. Never give up or let yourself feel down. This is important. You have to keep improving so that no one will underestimate you.

"Although I'm not a musician, many people like the musical instruments I craft, especially as dโˆšยฉcor objects or to play for fun. I use wood, leather and aluminum pipes, and sometimes I use leftover wood scraps to make the small instruments. I have several helpers and all have their own skills.""

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Reviewed by Jodi S.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Very Unique

First, I have no clue how to play one of these, but it is very well made and so unique that it is a great conversation piece. Not sure what it is supposed to sound like but it's fun to play around with it.

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Reviewed by Crystal C.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Love!!

This thumb piano is so adorable and unique! It produces a lovely sound.๐Ÿ’› My whole family loves to play with it!๐Ÿ˜Š

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Reviewed by Melanie M.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Great gift!

I picked this thumb piano for my nephew as a gift! The sound it makes is so nice and it looks amazing! Love that it's made out of coconut & the carvings are beautiful! Tempted to keep it!

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Reviewed by Kim r.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Excellent Sound

Everyone picks this thumb piano up and plays. Super unique and great island sound.

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Reviewed by Toni Zupko H.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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turtle thumb piano

very cute, my grandbaby will enjoy the sounds of it

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