9 note single board kalimba The kalimba is a very representative national instrument of Africa. It can also be called the thumb piano, because it is played by using the thumbs of the left and right hands to create melodies. This simple instrument creates a unique ethereal sound that is both relaxing and inspiring. **This design was exhibited at Nie Lou Cafe and Looking Glass Silver.** Name of the work: Beautiful creator Representative animal: Parrot Materials: Maple wood, natural stones Since I was young, there has been a parrot in my life named Gaga. My family has raised her for over 20 years. She looks very pretty, with bright green feathers and round eyes. Gaga not only has a beautiful appearance, but also has a clever brain and witty sense of humour. She has been reminding us of what we have been saying since we were young. We always thought that it was just repetition, but then it was discovered that she can share how she feels. On one occasion she was scared by my mother, she then yelled back at her loudly, and we found out that she actually understood what we were saying. On another occasion we discovered her creative side. The water bottles in her cage were leaking and she saw that the water was dripping onto her bird food. She used some of this wet food mixture to repair the cracks. When it dried it became like cement and her water bottle stopped leaking. Now that she has grown up, she is still reorganising words into sentences and learning to sing. This parrot is a reminder of beauty and intelligence to our family and she shows it to us through repetition, learning and creativity. Sound reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnW8GPWrqxg&feature=youtu.be Size: 16cm X 13cm X 1.5cm (manual measurement, for reference only) _Precautions_ 1- All the works of RenMu Studio are made by hand. The raw materials are natural materials, so the texture and colour of each product will be different. The pictures are for reference only. 2- This item has been a showpiece item as part of multiple exhibitions. Some of the showpieces may have traces of normal use, but it will not affect the musical sound or performance. In this case they will be sold at a discount price. If you prefer not to have a display kalimba, please select the option "New" to buy a new product.