These baskets are hand-woven from elephant grass and dyed in sorghum. They can be used to carry small items like Pedras, Caxixis, Baquetas, Arame, and other items.
The Cabaca is used to resonate the sound produced by the Berimbau. There are 3 main types: Gunga, Medio, Viola. Each size has it's own flavor and purpose.
The Caxixi is a small woven basket of seeds that serves to accompany and enrich the sound produced by the Berimbau. The sound can change based on what is used inside.
Rami is used to tie the loop around the Cabaca and the grip string around the Arame. Rami needs to be thin and strong to produce the sharpest sound.
The Arame is used to hold tension while the Berimbau is flexed. When struck with the Baqueta, the sharpness of the tone is determined by the quality of the Arame.
The Berimbau is an african string instrument that consists of a wooden bow, a rope made of steel. a hollowed gourd to resonate sound, and a stone to modulate pitch.
The Pedra Preciosa is a gemstone that is used to modulate the pitch of the note produced when the Baqueta strikes the Arame. Preciosas provide unique benefits to their wielders.
The Pandeiro is a single-hand frame drum accentuated with metal jingles on 5 corners. It is commonly used to create a bright, dry tone that accompanies the Berimbau.
The Baqueta is used to strike the Arame to produce a sound unique to the Berimbau. The quality of the Baqueta influences it's longevity and the sound it can produce.