Some people know this percussive seed pod shaker as the monkey ladder whilst others claim that it comes from the liana tree in Nigeria but the truth is that the seed pod grows on the Entada phaseoloides tropical plant which is native to Queensland, Thailand, and Indonesia. Inside each section is a matchbox bean which can be used as a natural soap. Each seed pod can grow up to 1.8 metres in length and contain approximately 10-20 seeds.
For convenience, these shakers are cut to size containing approximately 8 seeds. The plant has to be grown in a hardiness zones 10-12. Occasionally these pods are used to display tribal aboriginal art that is painted onto each ladder vine. Two different species; E. phaseoloides and E. reedii both produce a common matchbox bean but there are more than 30 known species of Entada trees, and shrubs that grow in Africa, Asia and American tropics. This natural musical instrument produces a subtle clunking sound. This instrument does not conform to any colour or shape and so each piece will vary.
- Beautiful and sustainable seed pod shaker
- Not suitable for kids under three years old
- Handmade, fair trade, eco-friendly and fun
- Perfect gift for any musician
Weight & dimensions
Size: 51 x 10 cm
Product Type: Musical instrument
Colour: Light brown
Material: Natural seed pod
Material details: Entada Seed
Number of units: 1
Product Care: Wipe with a damp cloth
Country of Origin: Thailand