I was surprised how big this turtle kalimba was when it arrived! Even though the measurements are clearly stated I somehow expected it to be the size of my hand because most "finger pianos" I've seen are that size. The metal prongs you flick with your fingers are wider apart than those smaller types I've played and the sound it more rich and full. It is still a metallic instrument but less "tin" than the smaller types.
The hand carving is "careful" (not sloppy) but not too perfect so it doesn't seem mass produced (it isn't, according to the easily removable tag). There are also carved eyes and mouth not visible on the website photo so I've included one, along with a photo that shows size relative to my hand.
The wooden turtle is very light for its size. The base is solid, though, and easy to hold, grip, or set on a hard or soft surface. The sound hole is at the top, just beneath the prongs, so the sound is not affected wherever it sits or is held. It is mesmerizing to play once you start. I always think, "I'll play around for a few minutes" and then it turns into a session! ;)