"Shake and Rattle" is the work of Atlanta-area conga player, percussionist and drummer Thomas Hood. I made my first shekere over 30 years ago and I have been making custom shekeres over 10 years.   I am constantly refining my techniques. "My goal is to offer you the finest custom hand-crafted Shekeres on the market. Period."
I choose only the best California grown, thick-shelled gourds from the Welburn Gourd Farm for their tone, color, size, consistency and symmetry. Visit my Facebook page to see pictures and desciptions of my available gourds.
You can choose from any of 16 bead colors. (I use plastic beads for their durability and consistency of sound.) I use black or white nylon cords and leather foundation rings. The bottom foundation ring adjustable.
E-mail for a quote. Please specify your choice of:
- gourd size
- gourd finish
- bead colors
- bead pattern
- cord color