With origins in ancient West Africa, it was believed Caxixi could summon good enchanted spirits and ward off evil spirits. Gon Bops Large Caxixi are 100% hand woven from natural, sustainable materials. The combination of wild banana tree seeds striking the hard gourd skin base produces lively, organic sounds to provide excellent rhythmic accompaniment and color. They can be played as a single shaker to drive the beat, or used in pairs to produce intricate sounds and textures. Sold as a single shaker.