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.
Description (Spanish)
La maraca yoyó es una novedad puertorriqueña en la que se observa la unión de un trompo con un instrumento musical de origen nativo, denominado maraca. Yoyó, sin embargo es un término erróneo, dado que el juguete funciona como trompo.
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
Puerto Rico
Toys
Children
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Home and Community Life: Ethnic
Cultures & Communities
Vidal
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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