The Guiro is a Latin-American percussion instrument which first appeared several hundred years ago.
It is played by dragging the pua (playing stick) along the fluted shellÂ whichÂ creates the familiar ratchet-like sound. The guiro are played similar toÂ the maracas and are usuallyÂ accompaniedÂ by a singer.
The hollow shell is filled with tiny beads which produces an additional sandy sound.
Approximate Dimensions (L x W x H):
Small : 17cm x 5cm x 5cm
Large : 27cm x 8cm x 8cm