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Maraca Yoyó

Maraca Yoyó

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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.
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Object Name
yo-yo maraca
Date made
late 20th century
Matias, Artesania
Matias, Fernando
Place Made
Puerto Rico: Ponce, Ponce
Physical Description
gourd (overall material)
wood (overall material)
string (overall material)
overall: 20.2 cm x 10 cm; 7 15/16 in x 3 15/16 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Teodoro Vidal
Puerto Rico
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Cultures & Communities
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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