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Mother Owl Shaker and Drum - Jamtown World Instruments


Artisans adorn a narrow gourd that contains stones and has a goatskin base with an owl design using traditional fire-burning techniques. The 8-inch tall instrument is both a shaker and a drum.

Meet the Artisans

Metal Artisan in Haiti The Jamtown vision sees people in North America creating music with friends and family. Not fancy rock songs or orchestra performances, just a little music. Starting with our motto "Play A Beat You Can Repeat" we make it easy and fun for kids AND adults to join the band. Our instruments are special, authentic, and beautifully crafted. Each is handmade ~ from countries all over the world. Artisans utilize ancient knowledge and natural, sustainable materials like bamboo, gourds, and seeds. For the cost of a single cheap guitar, which no one will use, pass out cool instruments to a group of friends and expect to sound good,and feel good! As a member of the Fair Trade Federation we work with small producer groups from developing countries and provide important support to low-income families through fair wages and other valuable assistance.


Orders will be shipped within 48 hours of placement unless specifically stated. Orders are shipped Monday through Friday. The warehouse is closed on holidays and weekends. Orders placed on weekends and holidays are processed the next opened business day. Orders are typically delivered within 2 weeks. Please consult tracking numbers for up to date information.

We offer Priority Mail for US and International orders. Please note international orders may get charged Duty and Taxes by your the country of destination. You are solely responsible for any duty or taxes.

Returns - The Village Country Store

Our policy lasts 14 days. Within 14 days of purchase you can return your goods, no questions asked.  If 14 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.

General Returns
To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it.

Please contact us for a return authorization and shipping instructions.  Please include the paperwork you received with your order or a print out of your email confirmation to enable us to process your return.

If you are shipping an item over $75, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance.

Damaged Goods
Please notify us by email - we will determine if we need the item returned. A replacement will be set.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Ocean Goird drum

Great drum, great quality, great service....

Thank you so much Sue for your fantastic 5 Star of the Ocean Gourd Drum - Jamtown World Instruments! We truly love our instruments and the sounds they create. Our artisans take great care in the creation and production of them. They are all hand crafted. Your purchase helps others in the developing countries! Thank you so much for being a part of the fair trade movement! I help to see you again! Thank you! - Michele Adams/Shopkeeper
Great Shakers!!

I love the products! and love the story with them. Keep up the great work.

Thank you so much Gavin for your 5 Star Review of our Jamtown World Instruments! We have had the best feedback on our Jamtown Instruments and your review is one more reason why they sell so well! Thank you so much for being part of the fair trade movement. I appreciate your patronage at The Village Country Store - as we do our part in the fair trade movement of helping others to help themselves. I hope to see you again Gavin! Thank you! - Michele Adams/Shopkeeper
Wonderful look and sound!

Exactly as advertised and an immediate hit with my students.

Thank you Andrea for your 5 Star Review on your purchase of Jamtown World Instruments! I am happy to hear that your students were delighted with the Junior Sun Moon Star Drum! It is such a joy to hear that fair trade musical instruments are utilized in the classroom! A love of music and a love of humanity! ...Thank you so much for your support of the fair trade movement! I hope to see you again soon! - Michele Adams/Shopkeeper
Juju Stick Shaker

It's important for me to deal with fair trade companies that create jobs and pay the artisans a decent wage. I was happy to see that the Village Country Store carried JAMTOWN instruments, a fair trade company.

The Juju Shaker is well made and will last a long time. I am very happy with my purchase!

Thank you so much Janice for your FIVE STAR review! We love carrying Jamtown Instruments; their work is pivotal to the fair trade principals and ethics. Jamtown World Instruments artisans utilize ancient knowledge using natural sustainable materials indigenous to their culture and country including bamboo, gourds and seeds! Your review helps to instill over all confidence in the quality of our hand percussion musical instruments. Thank you Janice for your support of the fair trade movement! I hope to see you again soon! Thank you! Michele Adams/Shopkeeper
Look, sound, feel: Beautiful

My husband and I picked up this drum for our musically-inclined, behaviorally-challenged nephew. Once in hand, we were impressed with the artistic craftsmanship and options for sound making. We gave it to our nephew while on holiday at the beach so the ocean sound option was timely and soothing. So happy with our purchase!

It was a true inspiration to read your review Mary, such a beautiful review! Thank you so much. - Michele Adams