Fair Trade


Sonajas, made in Northern Peru, are woven straw rattles with a tinkling bell sound. The soft palm straw is coloured with natural dyes and woven by hand. Traditionally, sonajas are shaken by young girls and boys known as rattle dancers (danzantes de sonaja). They wear native costumes and perform a local dance to create a spectacle of swirling colours.

Size: 18cm long

Our fair trade items are not toys so any use with children should be supervised.

Inquisitarium was founded on the belief that children learn through play and that toys and books have the power to spark wonder and cultivate a curious personality. We love sourcing the best toys that provide a sensory experience or teach the child something valuable. We are also completely addicted to children's books; our favourites are the beautifully illustrated ones with factual details seamlessly woven into a good bedtime story.

The name 'inquisitarium' aims to create a feeling of place for the sense of being inquisitive, curious and questioning about the universe. It also sounds like a terrarium, which fits wonderfully with our efforts to be green.

We are constantly learning about what it is to have an eco-friendly and sustainable business, and subsequently adapting our business processes and approach to product design and packaging to limit our environmental impact.

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