Puyero de Güiro

Description
In Puerto Rico, the güiro provides an essential rhythmic element in genres as distinct as the street-oriented plena, and the salon-oriented danza. This unusual güiro pick is in the shape of a human head.
Description (Spanish)
En Puerto Rico, el güiro aporta un elemento rítmico esencial a géneros tan distintos como la plena, de orientación callejera, y la danza, más de salón. El singular puyero de este güiro tiene la forma de una cabeza.
Location
Currently not on view

Object Details

Data Source
National Museum of American History
Date made
20th century
Credit Line
Gift of Teodoro Vidal
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 27.6 cm x 6.3 cm x 1.2 cm; 10 7/8 in x 2 1/2 in x 1/2 in
Object Name
pick, puyero de güiro