Puyero de Güiro

Description
Known as a puyero or raspador, the pick or scraper used to play the güiro makes rhythmic patterns with combinations of downstrokes and upstrokes.
Description (Spanish)
Conocida también como púa o raspador, el puyero que se utiliza para tocar el güiro produce patrones rítmicos que se logran combinando golpes hacia arriba y hacia abajo.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
20th century
Place Made
Puerto Rico
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
paint (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 44.1 cm x 14.6 cm x 1.6 cm; 17 3/8 in x 5 3/4 in x 5/8 in
ID Number
1997.0097.1093
accession number
1997.0097
catalog number
1997.0097.1093
Credit Line
Gift of Teodoro Vidal
subject
Puerto Rico
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Home and Community Life: Ethnic
Cultures & Communities
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Vidal
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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