This cucharón, or ladle, is constructed from a gourd bowl with wood handle. Teodoro Vidal went to great lengths to research and document the objects that he collected. The notes written by him upon acquiring this ladle read, "Hataca, or Jataca (word of Indian origin), large spoon or vessel made of gourd. Often used to get water from the tinajero (water filter). This one was acquired in 1958 in the town of Anasco."

Date Made: mid 20th century

Description (Spanish): Este cucharón está hecho de una vasija de calabaza con mango de madera. Teodoro Vidal invirtió gran esfuerzo en la investigación y documentación de los objetos de su colección. Las notas que escribió en oportunidad de la compra de este objeto decían "Hataca, o Jataca (palabra de origen indígena), cuchara grande o vasija hecha de calabaza. A menudo empleada para recoger agua del tinajero (recipiente para filtrar el agua). Este objeto fue adquirido en 1958 en el pueblo de Anasco".

Place Made: Puerto Rico: Añasco, Añasco

Subject: Daily LifeHousehold Tools and Equipment


See more items in: Home and Community Life: Ethnic, Cultures & Communities, Vidal

Exhibition: ¡Presente!

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Gift of Teodoro Vidal

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1997.0097.0955Catalog Number: 1997.0097.0955Accession Number: 1997.0097

Object Name: ladle

Physical Description: gourd; wood; cotton (overall material)gourd (overall material)wood (overall material)cotton (overall material)Measurements: overall: 7.7 cm x 9.3 cm x 42.9 cm; 3 1/16 in x 3 11/16 in x 16 7/8 in


Record Id: nmah_602328

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