Handcrafted Peruian Rainstick Traditional instrument with a beautiful sound used in traditional Peruvian folk music.
Truthfully... the entire family young and old love all of our Peruvian instruments. Lots of fun! Lots of Rain! (Rain not guaranteed!)
A rainstick is a long, hollow tube partially filled with small pebbles or beans that has small pins or thorns arranged on its inside surface. When the stick is upended, the pebbles fall to the other end of the tube, making a sound reminiscent of rain falling.
The rainstick is believed to have been invented by theAztecs and was played in the belief it could bring about rainstorms. Rainsticks are usually made from any of several species of cactus. The cactuses, which are hollow, are dried in the sun. The spines are removed, then driven into the cactus like nails. Pebbles or other small objects are placed inside the rainstick, and the ends are sealed. A sound like falling water is made when the rainstick has its direction changed to a vertical position.