Lucumí shékere or ágbe from Havana. Made by S. López, March 2001. Made from guira amarga, máte seeds, and cotton cord. Dimensions: Caja: 16 (right), Dos Golpes: 12.5 (middle); Salidor: 21.5 (left).
Individual: $90. each; Set: $256.50
López, a professional drum maker, produces shékere and other traditional Afro-Cuban percussion instruments for members of the Conjunto Folklórico Nacional de Cuba, such as Olo-Elegba and Olú-batá Alberto Villareal.