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    Mbira Accessories

    Deze, Hosho, & Magavhu

    Mbira Accessory
    50114

    $60.00
    Hosho
    Hosho Pair of gourd hosho rattles made in a Zimbabwean village. Filled with hota seed and hole macrame'd closed the traditional way with either string or wire, depending on the maker. Let us know if you have a pitch preference (higher, lower), and what size you want. Hosho in stock right now are a wide variety of small and medium size, a few tiny 'Mini' size (practice without complaints from family/roommates!), and a few pair of large size. Also, we get them from several makers/villages, so appearance varies, as well as size.


    Mbira Accessory
    50113

    $45.00
    Magavhu (pair of leg rattles)
    Magavhu (pair of leg rattles) Leg rattles to tie on the back of the lower leg, made in Zimbabwe of natural materials.


    Mbira Accessory
    50112

    $200.00
    Magavhu (pair of leg rattles) & 16" Yellow/Tan Fiberglass Deze
    Magavhu (pair of leg rattles) & 16 ***ONLY 1 IN STOCK*** Leg rattles to tie on the back of the lower leg. The deze is the "low-tech amplifier" traditionally used with Shona mbiras. Originally made of a large gourd/calabash, now they are often made by molding fiberglass over a gourd deze, due to recurrent droughts in Zimbabwe. Use a stick (about 3/8" diameter) to wedge the mbira in the deze.


    Mbira Accessory
    50111

    $200.00
    Magavhu (pair of leg rattles) & 16" Black Fiberglass Deze
    Magavhu (pair of leg rattles) & 16 Leg rattles to tie on the back of the lower leg. The deze is the "low-tech amplifier" traditionally used with Shona mbiras. Originally made of a large gourd/calabash, now they are often made by molding fiberglass over a gourd deze, due to recurrent droughts in Zimbabwe. Use a stick (about 3/8" diameter) to wedge the mbira in the deze.


    Mbira Accessory
    50110

    $215.00
    Hosho Pair and 16" Yellow Fiberglass Deze
    Hosho Pair and 16 ***ONLY 1 IN STOCK*** Pair of gourd hosho rattles from a Zimbabwean village, filled with hota seeds. Please specify preferred hosho size. The deze is the "low-tech amplifier" traditionally used with Shona mbiras. Originally made of a large gourd/calabash, now they are often made by molding fiberglass over a gourd deze, due to recurrent droughts in Zimbabwe. Use a stick (about 3/8" diameter) to wedge the mbira in the deze (base of the stick rests above the top metal bar of the mbira).


    Mbira Accessory
    50109

    $215.00
    Hosho Pair & 16" Black Fiberglass Deze
    Hosho Pair & 16 Pair of gourd hosho rattles from a Zimbabwean village, filled with hota seeds. Please specify preferred hosho size. The deze is the "low-tech amplifier" traditionally used with Shona mbiras. Originally made of a large gourd/calabash, now they are often made by molding fiberglass over a gourd deze, due to recurrent droughts in Zimbabwe. Use a stick (about 3/8" diameter) to wedge the mbira in the deze (base of the stick rests above the top metal bar of the mbira).


    Mbira Accessory
    50108

    $160.00
    Fiberglass Deze - 16" Diameter Yellow
    Fiberglass Deze - 16

    Temporarily out of stock.

    The deze is the "low-tech amplifier" traditionally used with Shona mbiras. Originally made of a large gourd/calabash, now they are often made by molding fiberglass over a gourd deze, due to recurrent droughts in Zimbabwe. Luckily for you, the fiberglass deze is much less fragile than a gourd one, and possible to ship through the mail. Use a stick (about 3/8" diameter) to wedge the mbira in the deze (base of the stick rests above the top metal bar of the mbira). The 16" diameter deze is best for larger mbiras, so your hands are not crowded.


    Mbira Accessory
    50107

    $160.00
    Fiberglass Deze - 16" Diameter Black
    Fiberglass Deze - 16 The deze is the "low-tech amplifier" traditionally used with Shona mbiras. Originally made of a large gourd/calabash, now they are often made by molding fiberglass over a gourd deze, due to recurrent droughts in Zimbabwe. Luckily for you, the fiberglass deze is much less fragile than a gourd one, and possible to ship through the mail. Use a stick (about 3/8" diameter) to wedge the mbira in the deze (base of the stick rests above the top metal bar of the mbira). The 16" diameter is best for larger mbiras, so your hands are not crowded.


    Mbira Accessory
    50106

    $180.00
    Magavhu (pair of leg rattles) & 14" Yellow Fiberglass Deze
    Magavhu (pair of leg rattles) & 14 Leg rattles to tie on the back of the lower leg. The deze is the "low-tech amplifier" traditionally used with Shona mbiras. Originally made of a large gourd/calabash, now they are often made by molding fiberglass over a gourd deze, due to recurrent droughts in Zimbabwe. Use a stick (about 3/8" diameter) to wedge the mbira in the deze.


    Mbira Accessory
    50105

    $180.00
    Magavhu (pair of leg rattles) & 14" Black Fiberglass Deze
    Magavhu (pair of leg rattles) & 14 Leg rattles to tie on the back of the lower leg. The deze is the "low-tech amplifier" traditionally used with Shona mbiras. Originally made of a large gourd/calabash, now they are often made by molding fiberglass over a gourd deze, due to recurrent droughts in Zimbabwe. Use a stick (about 3/8" diameter) to wedge the mbira in the deze.


    Mbira Accessory
    50104

    $195.00
    Hosho Pair and 14" Yellow Fiberglass Deze
    Hosho Pair and 14 Pair of gourd hosho rattles from a Zimbabwean village, filled with hota seeds. Please specify preferred hosho size. The deze is the "low-tech amplifier" traditionally used with Shona mbiras. Originally made of a large gourd/calabash, now they are often made by molding fiberglass over a gourd deze, due to recurrent droughts in Zimbabwe. Use a stick (about 3/8" diameter) to wedge the mbira in the deze.


    Mbira Accessory
    50103

    $195.00
    Hosho Pair & 14" Black Fiberglass Deze
    Hosho Pair & 14 Pair of gourd hosho rattles from a Zimbabwean village, filled with hota seeds. Please specify preferred hosho size. The deze is the "low-tech amplifier" traditionally used with Shona mbiras. Originally made of a large gourd/calabash, now they are often made by molding fiberglass over a gourd deze, due to recurrent droughts in Zimbabwe. Use a stick (about 3/8" diameter) to wedge the mbira in the deze (base of the stick rests above the top metal bar of the mbira).


    Mbira Accessory
    50102

    $140.00
    Fiberglass deze - 14" diameter yellow
    Fiberglass deze - 14 The deze is the "low-tech amplifier" traditionally used with Shona mbiras. Originally made of a large gourd/calabash, now they are often made by molding fiberglass over a gourd deze, due to recurrent droughts in Zimbabwe. Luckily for you, the fiberglass deze is much less fragile than a gourd one, and possible to ship through the mail. Use a stick (about 3/8" diameter) to wedge the mbira in the deze (base of the stick rests above the top metal bar of the mbira).


    Mbira Accessory
    50101

    $140.00
    Fiberglass Deze - 14-inch diameter black
    Fiberglass Deze - 14-inch diameter black The deze is the "low-tech amplifier" traditionally used with Shona mbiras. Originally made of a large gourd/calabash, now they are often made by molding fiberglass over a gourd deze, due to recurrent droughts in Zimbabwe. Luckily for you, the fiberglass deze is much less fragile than a gourd one, and possible to ship through the mail. Use a stick (about 3/8" diameter) to wedge the mbira in the deze (base of the stick rests above the top metal bar of the mbira).


    Mbira Accessory
    50051

    $40.00
    Retso Fabric - 1 yard (92 cm) of 48-inch (122 cm) wide cloth
    Retso Fabric - 1 yard (92 cm) of 48-inch (122 cm) wide cloth In Zimbabwe, an mbira player who plays in ceremonies is required to get some of this cloth as an offering to his/her "shave rembira" (spirit for playing mbira).


    Mbira Accessory
    50050

    $20.00
    Retso Fabric - 1/2 yard (46 cm) of 48-inch (122 cm) wide cloth
    Retso Fabric - 1/2 yard (46 cm) of 48-inch (122 cm) wide cloth In Zimbabwe, an mbira player who plays in ceremonies is required to get some of this cloth as an offering to his/her "shave rembira" (spirit for playing mbira).


    Mbira Accessory
    50047

    $27.00
    3 Bangles - Wound Copper
    3 Bangles - Wound Copper This style of copper bangle has been found in archaeological excavations at the Great Zimbabwe ruins, and is still made today.


    Mbira Accessory
    50046

    $10.00
    Copper Bangle - ancient wound wire style
    Copper Bangle - ancient wound wire style This style of copper bangle has been found in archaeological excavations at the Great Zimbabwe ruins, and is still made today.


    Mbira Accessory
    50045

    $27.00
    3 Bangles - Wide Brass
    3 Bangles - Wide Brass In Shona culture, bangles made of copper and/or brass are believed to prevent or reduce any wrist problems from playing mbira. These 1/8-inch wide brass bangles are adjustable size, as they are not closed, so they are particularly good for people with large hands.


    Mbira Accessory
    50044

    $10.00
    Bangle - Wide Brass
    Bangle - Wide Brass In Shona culture, bangles made of copper and/or brass are believed to prevent or reduce any wrist problems from playing mbira. These 1/8-inch wide brass bangles are adjustable size, as they are not closed, so they are particularly good for people with large hands.


    Mbira Accessory
    50043

    $27.00
    3 Bangles - Wide Copper
    3 Bangles - Wide Copper In Shona culture, bangles made of copper and/or brass are believed to prevent or reduce any wrist problems from playing mbira. These 1/8-inch wide copper bangles are adjustable size, as they are not closed, so they are particularly good for people with large hands.


    Mbira Accessory
    50042

    $10.00
    Bangle - Wide Copper
    Bangle - Wide Copper In Shona culture, bangles made of copper and/or brass are believed to prevent or reduce any wrist problems from playing mbira. These 1/8-inch wide copper bangles are adjustable size, as they are not closed, so they are particularly good for people with large hands.


    Mbira Accessory
    50041

    $27.00
    3 Bangles - Copper and Brass
    3 Bangles - Copper and Brass In Shona culture, bangles made of copper and/or brass are believed to prevent or reduce any wrist problems from playing mbira. These bangles of twisted copper and brass are available in 2 1/4, 2 1/2 and 2 3/4-inch diameter. Please note which size(s) you want on your order.


    Mbira Accessory
    50040

    $10.00
    Bangle - Copper and Brass
    Bangle - Copper and Brass In Shona culture, bangles made of copper and/or brass are believed to prevent or reduce any wrist problems from playing mbira. These bangles of twisted copper and brass are available in 2 1/4, 2 1/2 and 2 3/4-inch diameter. Please note which size you want on your order.


    Mbira Accessory
    50013

    $20.00
    3 Bubble Zipbags for Small Size Mbiras
    3 Bubble Zipbags for Small Size Mbiras 3 bubblewrap bag with zippers. This type of bag is particularly useful when travelling with an mbira on an airplane - your mbira will be sealed and will not experience the low humidity which may cause keys to become loose. You can also use it whenever you are moving around with your mbira. ***Fits all travel-size mbiras and smaller mbiras (for example those made by Charles Ruhukwa or Sam Mujuru), for other mbiras please select bag for Large or Medium Size Mbira, not this one.


    Mbira Accessory
    50012

    $7.00
    Bubble Zipbag for Small Size Mbira
    Bubble Zipbag for Small Size Mbira A bubblewrap bag with zipper. This type of bag is particularly useful when travelling with an mbira on an airplane - your mbira will be sealed and will not experience the low humidity which may cause keys to become loose. You can also use it whenever you are moving around with your mbira. ***Fits all travel-size mbiras and smaller mbiras (for example those made by Charles Ruhukwa or Sam Mujuru), for other mbiras please select bag for Large or Medium Size Mbira, not this one.


    Mbira Accessory
    50011

    $20.00
    3 Bubble Zipbags for Large and Medium Sized Mbiras
    3 Bubble Zipbags for Large and Medium Sized Mbiras 3 heavy-duty double-layer ziplock bags with built-in bubblewrap between the layers. This type of bag is particularly useful when travelling with an mbira on an airplane - your mbira will be sealed and will not experience the low humidity which may cause keys to become loose. You can also use it whenever you are moving around with your mbira. This size will fit all mbiras MBIRA sells, but for travel-size and smaller mbiras (for example those made by Ruhukwa or Sam Mujuru), please select bag for Small Size Mbira, not this one.


    Mbira Accessory
    50010

    $7.00
    Bubble Zipbag for Large or Medium Size Mbira
    Bubble Zipbag for Large or Medium Size Mbira A heavy-duty double-layer ziplock bag with built-in bubblewrap between its layers. This type of bag is particularly useful when travelling with an mbira on an airplane - your mbira will be sealed and will not experience the low humidity which may cause keys to become loose. You can also use it whenever you are moving around with your mbira. This size will fit all mbiras MBIRA sells, but for travel-size and smaller mbiras (for example those made by Ruhukwa or Sam Mujuru), please select bag for Small Size Mbira, not this one.


    Mbira Accessory
    50003

    $7.00
    Fingerpick
    Fingerpick Single Fingerpick. Note: For a child, or a woman with narrow thumbs, please order a Fingerpick to use on your thumb, not a thumbpick. Size is adjustable: open the double prongs on the pick, place metal loop against the pad of your thumb/finger (NOT the nail), pinch the double prongs so they are tight. Now, play without pain all night! Even if you have strong nails, get a set for emergencies (nail breaks, etc.) Note: one plays mbira with the flesh of the thumbs & finger, backed by the nail; so, without nails at least to the end of your thumbs and finger, many people get blisters where the thumb is pushed against the nail's edge. This is particularly true when starting to learn mbira, before you develop calluses.


    Mbira Accessory
    50002

    $7.00
    Thumbpick
    Thumbpick Single Thumbpick. (For a child, or a woman with narrow thumbs, please order a Fingerpick to use on your thumb.) Size is adjustable: open the double prongs on the pick, place metal loop against the pad of your thumb/finger (NOT the nail), pinch the double prongs so they are tight. Now, play without pain all night! Even if you have strong nails, get a set for emergencies (nail breaks, etc.) Note: one plays mbira with the flesh of the thumbs & finger, backed by the nail; so, without nails at least to the end of your thumbs and finger, many people get blisters where the thumb is pushed against the nail's edge. This is particularly true when starting to learn mbira, before you develop calluses.


    Mbira Accessory
    50001

    $20.00
    Thumb- & Fingerpick Set - Small Size
    Thumb- & Fingerpick Set - Small Size Two Thumbpicks (marked "M") and one Fingerpick (marked "M"). This "Small" size set is preferable for children and women with thumbs as narrow as the average person's finger. Size is adjustable: open the double prongs on the pick, place metal loop against the pad of your thumb/finger (NOT the nail), pinch the double prongs so they are tight. Now, play without pain all night! Even if you have strong nails, get a set for emergencies (nail breaks, etc.) Note: one plays mbira with the flesh of the thumbs & finger, backed by the nail; so, without nails at least to the end of your thumbs and finger, many people get blisters where the thumb is pushed against the nail's edge. This is particularly true when starting to learn mbira, before you develop calluses.


    Mbira Accessory
    50000

    $20.00
    Thumb- & Fingerpick Set - Regular Size
    Thumb- & Fingerpick Set - Regular Size Two Thumbpicks (marked "L") and one Fingerpick (marked "M"). Size is adjustable: open the double prongs on the pick, place metal loop against the pad of your thumb/finger (NOT the nail), pinch the double prongs so they are tight. Now, play without pain all night! Even if you have strong nails, get a set for emergencies (nail breaks, etc.) Note: one plays mbira with the flesh of the thumbs & finger, backed by the nail; so, without nails at least to the end of your thumbs and finger, many people get blisters where the thumb is pushed against the nail's edge. This is particularly true when starting to learn mbira, before you develop calluses.


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