Güiro Pick


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.

Date Made: 20th century

Description (Spanish): Este puyero de güiro tiene la forma de un cuatro, el instrumento nacional de cuerdas de Puerto Rico. Tanto el güiro como el cuatro ocupan un lugar prominente en la instrumentación de los géneros tradicionales puertorriqueños, tales como el seis y la plena.Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Puerto Rico

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Teodoro Vidal

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1997.0097.1094Accession Number: 1997.0097Catalog Number: 1997.0097.1094

Object Name: pick, puyero de güiro

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

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-2b76-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_602463

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