Small Budget Kalimba Bags from Africa


The small bags are sized to fit an Alto or a Treble kalimba in its blue or red box. Look through the alternative images, you can select your bag by its number.

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The small bags are sized to fit an Alto kalimba or a Treble kalimba in its blue or red box. Louise’s budget bags are as beautiful and well-made as the quilted ones, but they lack the extensive quilting work, making them less protective of your kalimba. They are significantly less expensive, however.

These kalimba bags are designed, hand sewn and quilted by Louise Sloman-Fuller, who worked for 20 years for African Musical Instruments (AMI) the makers of Hugh Tracey kalimbas. Louise, who has been an artisan for many years, recently retired from AMI and is now applying her craft to creating bags that perfectly fit Hugh Tracey kalimbas.

Each bag fastens with a button, and each bag has a simple, strong shoulder strap.

Each bag is unique, which means only one looks exactly like the cover photo. Photos of additional bags are also included, and you can ask for a bag by its letter or number. I will cross the letters off of the photos as they sell. (Yes, I am going to great lengths to make this work for Louise – but after her two decades of faithful service to AMI, I am happy to help her out in this way.)


Additional information

Weight 0.45 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 4 × 1 in
Mark Holdaway

Mark Holdaway

Mark Holdaway has been playing kalimba for over 30 years. He invented his kalimba tablature in 2004, and has been writing books and instructional materials for kalimba ever since. His business, Kalimba Magic, is based on the simple proposition that the kalimba is a real musical instrument capable of greatness. See answered questions.