Two small gourds filled with seeds, connected by a string. These originate in West Africa and go by many names: tellavi, televi, asalato, aslatua, kashaka, cas cas, kosh kas and more. A deceptively simple percussion instrument that can get quite complicated with impressive technique! See the video for an example of a master player.
This listing is for TWO PAIRS - one for each hand, or have a backup/share one with a friend! If you order a quantity of two, you will receive 4 pairs.
Sizes of seed pods and appearance vary - these come from a few different suppliers in Ghana. The string length averages about 3.5-4". We do our best to pick a similar sized pair for each order, but they may have variances.
By nature of the material they are made of, these are fragile instruments. You'll want to monitor your amount of "force" when playing them as the two gourds strike each other. We can't provide a warranty on this item, but if yours breaks in short order, we can discuss a discount on a new order.
The cost to ship this item to most destinations outside the US will be $20 for one set, or $30 for 2-3 sets. To maximize efficiency on your order, please do the following:
- Add the quantity you want to your cart, from this page.
- If you are ordering 1 set, the shipping cost will be $20. Click here to add the $20 shipping cost to your cart before checking out.
- If you are ordering 2 or 3 sets, the shipping cost will be $30. Click here to add the $30 shipping cost to your cart before checking out.
International shipping costs do not include any customs duties you may be required to pay when the package arrives.
Shipping cost on one set (two pairs) within the continental US is $8.00 (this will be automatically added to orders shipped within the US).