Maracas – Bali
Bali is an island of Indonesia with more than 3 million inhabitants. Dance and music are very important in daily life, but the Balinese are also very spiritual. Over the years, Bali has developed further and its economy is doing well.
The musical instruments are made by a small family business. Since 2003, they have been working together with another manufacturer, which gives them the opportunity to grow. Through this cooperation, the employees are given the opportunity to follow training courses, which enables them to continually develop.
How is it made?
The maracas is also called a samba ball. Usually, these instruments are made of dried gourds, pumpkin shells or coconuts. The empty fruits are then filled with seeds. This creates a sound when you shake it. After the fruits are filled, the instruments are nicely painted. Then the maracas are ready for use.
95% of the employees are women, so they get a fair chance to earn some money as well. This offers stability and makes them stronger. In addition, the producer believes it is important to take materials from nature and use them to make musical instruments.
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