These gourd maracas are as traditional as maracas can be. Made in Peru, this pair is constructed from a real gourd, unlike many modern maracas which are made from wood or plastic. Each maraca is beautifully hand painted in decorative patterns.
Maracas are heard in many forms of Latin music and are also present in pop and classical music. Traditionally, in Latin America, maracas are made from a dried calabash or a gourd shell filled with seeds or dried beans, like this pair. These Percussion Plus maracas are great for any percussionist to create real Latin sounds.