Güiro Pick

Description
This güiro pick is in the shape of a cuatro, the national string instrument of Puerto Rico. Both the güiro and cuatro feature prominently in the instrumentation of traditional Puerto Rican genres like the seis and plena.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
20th century
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
paint (overall material)
metal (overall material)
shell (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 25.1 cm x 8.8 cm x 2 cm; 9 7/8 in x 3 7/16 in x 13/16 in
Place Made
Puerto Rico
ID Number
1997.0097.1094
accession number
1997.0097
catalog number
1997.0097.1094
subject
Cultures & Communities
Puerto Rico
Music & Musical Instruments
Vidal
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Home and Community Life: Ethnic
Vidal
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Title (Spanish)
Puyero de Güiro
Credit Line
Gift of Teodoro Vidal

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