Summary: The African fruit has been carved and burnt by hand, then filled with small stones to make these shakers. This is an entirely natural instrument and is 24cm long. Ages 3+ years -- from supplier website.This hand carved shaker is nearly 9 inches tall. One of the oldest musical instruments known to man, it is played by shaking. Occuring throughout sub-Saharan Africa under a variety of names, it is played as part of an ensemble.Title from supplier catalogue.