Handmade Wood Toc Toc Instruments (Pair), "My Companions"
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Known as toc toc for the sound that they make, these percussion instruments are essential to any Peruvian musical ensemble. Their origin can be traced as far back as pre-Hispanic times. Dionisio Quilla carves the instrument from pumaquiro wood in the shape of two hollow cylinders for double toc toc. One side is longer than the other, resulting in contrasting beats when struck with a stick. The single toc toc features a low relief surface to enrich the sound. The playing sticks are carved from capirona wood.
- 0.21 kgs
- 0.5 lbs
- Double toc toc: 16 cm H x 19 cm W x 4 cm D
- Double toc toc: 6.25" H x 7.5" W x 1.6" D
- Single toc toc: 18 cm H x 4 cm Diam.
- Single toc toc: 7" H x 1.6" Diam.
- Stick (2): 18.5 cm H x 1 cm Diam.
- Stick (2): 7.25" H x 0.4" Diam.
Dionisio Quilla has received a $400 microcredit loan with 0% interest. Proceeds were used to purchase the materials he needs to increase production, such as wood and bamboo.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.