The uyot seed has been used for a variety of rattles, ranging from anklets to waist belts, armbands and hand rattles of all shapes and sizes. Nigerians wear the ankle, waist, arm, and hand rattles when dancing in festivals and masquerades. Often 10 or more people will use these rattles as they dance together, keeping the same rhythm. Because of the sharp tone of this seed, these rattles can cut through the sound of many drums. Great for drum circles!
The instrument is made from stringing dried seed pods through the handling stick. Reproducible background information on instrument is included. 7.5"