The Russian folk musical instrument treshyotka, translated as ‘rattle’, is known to produce a variety of unique percussion sounds, similar to the clapping of hands.
The Russian Rattle is at its best when made of perfectly dry wood. The ideal choice of material is oak as this creates the best results in terms of musical quality of the instrument.
A Russian rattle is made of eighteen to twenty narrow wooden plates, each of these measuring around 16 to 18cm long. The plates of wood are connected with a sturdy string which is threaded through small holes