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One of the earliest known rattles in Latin America is the quijada. This instrument is made from the jawbone of a donkey or horse. The loose teeth serve the same purpose as pebbles in maracas. It is struck with the palm of the hand and is primarily used in the Peru in the Andes.

"[The quijada] is composed of the inferior maxilar of native horses about 2 years old, prepared in such a manner that when struck with the fist produces a peculiar vibration very original and solely of this instrument.  Dimension are: 14 in. long. Weight 1,250 grs."

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