Box Hand Painted Gourd Medium (Assorted Designs) - Peru
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*Assorted Designs, it is strongly recommended that you either contact or visit the store prior to ordering to ensure that you will be satisfied with the colours and designs*
Exotic tropical birds, flowers, and foliage are hand-painted on these natural gourds by Peruvian artisans. The colours are a wonderful mix of pastels giving a subtle warmth to the gourd, just like a sunny tropical beach with flowers, fruits, and birds! Gourd Carving is a traditional craft of the high Andean Mountains of Peru. Each gourd is skinned, cleaned, and sun-dried before artisans skilfully paint the nature motifs that adorn their surface. Looking at these gourds will warm your heart and spirit all year long.
Gourds are a natural and uniquely shaped vegetable, similar to a pumpkin or a squash. As such, designs and dimensions may vary slightly. Handmade and painted in Peru and fair trade imported.
Artesanias Peru - Esperanza and Raquel Artisan Story
Cochas Chico and Coches Grande, twin farming villages nestled in the Andean mountains of Huancayo Peru, are home to a rich tradition of gourd carving. It's also home to Esperanza Palomino and Raquel Sabastian Rojas, two women who have established small fair-trade businesses to help create new jobs for the artisans in their village. Besides creating new jobs for artisans aged ten to sixty, both women manage work distribution from the main office to give priority to the families with the greatest need.