Castanets, the familiar instruments in Spanish folk music, originated elsewhere in the Mediterranean region over 3,000 years ago. They were embraced by the Spaniards as essential rhythmic accompaniments to dance and are now the national instrument of Spain. Each set is a pair of hollowed discs made of hardwood (originally, chestnut, or castaña in Spanish). Skilled players use a set in each hand to produce complex rhythms.
Made in Spain. 2.75 x 3 inches