The rainstick is believed to have been invented by the Aztecs and was played in the belief it could bring about rainstorms. The rainstick was thought to be made originally from cacti, dried and hollowed out and their spines pushed into the cactus like nails. Pebbles, small stones or beans were then placed inside and the ends sealed.
Our beautifully crafted and decorated wooden rainstick is made in Peru and is always a popular percussion choice. When the stick is upended, the gravel material inside falls over the internal steps to the other end of the tube, making a sound like rain falling. The greater the incline, the greater the downpour. A longer rainstick, PP638 is also available.
- Length: 12″ (30cm)
Note: Each rainstick will have a slightly different design.