[Rainstick]

20160601-JLE_4955_ENTRY.jpg
2016

A rainstick is a long hollow tube partially filled with pebbles, thorns or beans that when turned from one end of the stick to the other make a sound akin to rain. Commonly found throughout Latin America it was thought that the use of these devices might invoke rain to fall. This rainstick was made in Colombia by local vendors and intended to be purchased by tourists.

Title

[Rainstick]

Date

2016

Description

A rainstick is a long hollow tube partially filled with pebbles, thorns or beans that when turned from one end of the stick to the other make a sound akin to rain. Commonly found throughout Latin America it was thought that the use of these devices might invoke rain to fall. This rainstick was made in Colombia by local vendors and intended to be purchased by tourists.

Rights

Public domain

Format

1 instrument

Source

Manuel Zapata Olivella Papers, Vanderbilt University Special Collections

Files

20160601-JLE_4955_ENTRY.jpg

Citation

“[Rainstick],” Gallery, accessed September 22, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/2605.