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Spinning top

Conical or pear-shaped wooden spinning-top which is made to spin by pulling hard on a string (a piola) rolled around the conical part, known as the belly. It has a metal tip at the bottom called a ferrón or puga, and a small wooden appendage at the top called a virulusa, pirucho or culitaina.

Traditional children’s toy which requires physical skill. Bibl.: Cortizas, Antón (2013), Tastarabás. Enciclopedia de brinquedos tradicionais. Vigo: Xerais, 508-519.

Dimensions:
8x4.5x4.5 cm 
Medium/support:
Wood and iron 
Cultural context:
2nd half C. 20 
Artist:
Unknown