Violin and bow - 979.240.2.A_1

979.240.2.A_1

Violin and bow

Maker: Made by Ramon Hurtado, Warihio culture
Medium:Cedar, tepetate, guasima, brazilwood
Geography: Alamos, Sonora State, Mexico
Date: April 1978
Object number: 979.240.2.A
On view
Gallery Location:Shreyas and Mina Ajmera Gallery of Africa, the Americas and Asia-Pacific
DescriptionAccording to the collector, J.B. Edmond Faubert, Ramon Hurtado was an outstanding musician, one of the best pascola violinist on the Rio Mayo, and to date [1978] the best violin maker encountered. Violin making was once very common in the region, but in the last three decades the musicians have been tending toward using commercial Mexican made instruments from the state of Michoacan. Has a carved skunk head at top, and is strung with cheap guitar strings. Other woods used for violin making are chino, palo blanco, torote and pine.
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