Tiple

Description
The tiple, the smallest string instrument in Puerto Rico, may be the one with the most regional variety. Small guitar or ukulele-like instruments are found throughout Latin America with the name tiple. The Puerto Rican tiple is derived from an instrument of the same name brought by settlers from the Canary Islands.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
tiple
Date made
early 20th century
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 30 cm; x 11 13/16 in
Place Made
Puerto Rico
ID Number
1997.0097.1081
accession number
1997.0097
catalog number
1997.0097.1081
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
Tiple
Credit Line
Gift of Teodoro Vidal

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