by Alkyoni T.

It is an Indian musical instrument made by an empty pumpkin fixed to a stick, which was played at their religious rituals.

I made my “Maraca” by using a dried waterpumpkin. The seeds inside the pumpkin are the ones making the characteristic noise.

I took a marker and painted the outside surface with my Indian designs.

I can either rock the maraca in the air or use it as a drum by putting it between my knees.