Maracas is a percussion instrument believed to have originated in the Carribean and is commonly found in the Latin countries. Also known as rumba shaker, Maraca(s) consists of beans filled in a spherical container, usually a gourd or a fruit attached to a handle. Usually, the beans are contained in a Calabash fruit or Coconut shell, although, steel and plastic containers are becoming increasingly common. Maracas is mostly used as a pair, one on each hand. 

Egg shaker is a smaller variant of the instrument and as its name suggests, it resembles the shape of an egg. Kapas is another variant of the instrument in which the beads are on the outside, forming a  mesh around the shell.

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