These are woven baskets filled with beads, sea shells, pebbles or beans. They have small handles on their tops. Being hand-woven, there are many different shapes and sizes. Originally, small caxixi were used with the Berimbau in Capoeira music. Now they are used as an alternative shaker to provide a unique color to many styles of music. To create rhythmic patterns you can play one - or more - in each hand.