Maraca Yoyó

Description
The yo-yo maraca is a Puerto Rican novelty that unites both a spinning top and a musical instrument of native origin called a maraca. The name "yo-yo" is a misnomer, since the toy functions like a spinning top.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
yo-yo maraca
Date made
late 20th century
maker
Matias, Artesania
Matias, Fernando
Physical Description
gourd (overall material)
wood (overall material)
string (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 20.2 cm x 10 cm; 7 15/16 in x 3 15/16 in
Place Made
Puerto Rico: Ponce, Ponce
ID Number
1997.0097.1134
accession number
1997.0097
catalog number
1997.0097.1134
subject
Cultures & Communities
Puerto Rico
Toys
Children
Vidal
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Home and Community Life: Ethnic
Vidal
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Title
Yo-yo Maraca
Credit Line
Gift of Teodoro Vidal

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