My object is a güira. The güira is a musical instrument made in the Dominican Republic. The history behind it is, my father gave it to me when I was little. The güira is a made of metal with horizontal oval holes. Its color is silver. It’s very important to me, because it reminds me of when I was little and played a lot. Over there, this güira is about 500 pesos; it’s over 15 years old. I used it at Christmas and family parties, together with my brother, who keeps it. I am thankful to my father for this beautiful gift that he gave us with so much love.
– Ivelisse Lantigua De Rodriguez