Moroccan Hand Painted Iron Castanets. Like most hand cymbals, there are two for each hand. Each Qarkabeb, consists of two flat metal bars with two convex disks at each end. Two bars are linked at one end by a metal ring, and each has elastic straps for your fingers. To play, slip your thumb and fingers under the elastic band. The opening and closing of your hands slaps the cymbals together to produce a loud clank-y sound. With a set of two you can produce rhythm patterns from the very simple to very complex.
Dimension: 5" W x 11" H