The entada plant grows like a vine in tropical forests and produces a long bean pod with a dozen large seeds inside. The seeds are removed from the long pod, dried, washed, then cut leaving about 2/3 of the seed remaining. A whitish color flesh inside each seed is scooped out, one of the more difficult tasks of processing this seed.
The hollowed out seeds have a deep and rich tonal quality which makes them special for percussion instrument use.
The larger version contains about 30 seeds and is about 6-7 inches wide. The smaller version has about 16 seeds and is about 4-5 inches wide. Made in Togo.
Small version sound sample