Bordonúa Puertorriqueña

Maker:
Luis Ángel Colón
Date:
2002
Geography:
Barranquitas, Puerto Rico, United States
Culture:
American (Puerto Rico)
Medium:
Wood, metal, wire
Dimensions:
37 7/8 × 11 11/16 × 4 1/16 in. (96.2 × 29.7 × 10.3 cm)
Classification:
Chordophone-Lute-plucked-fretted
Credit Line:
Gift of Luis Ángel Colón, 2003
Accession Number:
2003.216.3
Not on view
The bordonúa, now rare, resembles late 17th century Spanish instruments with its elongated shape and construction. Its role in the ensemble is primarily to provide a bass.
Signature: Labelled: (circle label seen through soundhole); a color picture of the maker working on an instrument with the name "Bordonúa" and a Puerto Rican flag at lower right of picture, around the edge is printed "Luis Angel Colon" (at top), "Artesano Instrumentos Musicales, Barranquitas, Puerto Rico" (at bottom)
Luis Ángel Colón