Michoacan Artisans

Hand-painted Pair of Maracas

Sale price Price $9.50 Regular price

Hand-painted Pair of Maracas Made in Michoacán, Mexico.

Maracas in Mexico (as well as many other parts of Latin America) are a show of the African influence in the country. As such, you will hear this African instrument in many of our traditional music and rythms (such as the famous song La Bamba from Veracruz's Son Jarocho). In everyday life Mexico, when not a musician, maracas are given out as toys for small children (like a rattle) to coordinate motor skills and can sometimes be seen around a house.

  • Hand Painted
  • Sold as a pair.
  • Available with Frida design or Tropical Landscape
  • Will make sound when moved.
  • Measurements:
    Small (Frida): 7" long, 3" diameter.
    Medium (Tropical Landscape): 8" long, 3.5" diameter.

As a Mexican-owned store that is committed to practices of social justice, we kindly ask of you not to perpetrate negative stereotypes of Mexico and Mexican culture. Please understand that there is cultural significance to these artifacts (as explained above), and ask you not to wear them as a costume that makes a mockery out of our culture. Thank you for your incredible support with allowing us to earn your business and appreciating our culture! 

 

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