Our beautifully handpainted and designed Coconut Kalimba Thumb Pianos are closely related to the African Marimbas / Mbiras, and are great fun for all ages. These musical instruments are approximately 5" W x 4" D.
As with the mbira, the name Kalimba is know throughout much of Africa, but regionally, the name mbira is more commonly used in Zimbabwe, while the name Kalimba is used in Kenya, the name ikembe is used in Rhuanda, and the name likembe is used in the Congo, while other names are bit less common such as sanza, sansa, marimba, marimbula, there are more generic names of finger harp, gourd piano, and thumb piano that are often used in the west.
Handmade and hand-painted in an Eco-Friendly and Fair Trade work environment in Bali / Indonesia.
The color, style, and design of Kalimbas vary.