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Puyero de Güiro

Puyero de Güiro
Smithsonian Museum
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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
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 Type
pick, puyero de güiro