Rattan Handles provide excellent rebound with an optimum amount of flexibility when striking the instrument. It is the vibe player's choice because of its "give" which is especially useful in mallet damping. Rattan is also an ideal handle for bell and xylophone mallets and is the professional's choice. Yarn Wound Marimba Mallets are made with the highest grade yarn ensuring excellent quality. An ideal weight for general marimba playing.