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The karawasi is a type of rattle consisting of seeds in a basket, similar to the maraca. The karawasi is played by the indigenous tribes of Suriname, particularly the Kali`na coastal peoples.


  • Latin American Indian literatures journal. By Geneva College (Beaver Falls, Pa.). Dept. of Foreign Languages. Published by Dept. of Foreign Languages at Geneva College, 1989. v. 5-7, pg 37.[1]