Owl Gourd Box

Handmade in Peru6114220

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  • Description

    Artisans working with Manos Amigas in Lima, Peru, harvest ripe gourds, peel them and allow them to dry in the sun. The artisans then carve the design on the gourd, after which they accent the designs with red-hot pieces of burned wood. When the burning is complete the gourd is painted with a natural paint made with ground chalk, call tiza, mixed with water. Later most of the finish is washed off; the residue gives beauty to the carved parts of the design.

    • Etched gourd
    • 4Dx4H inches
    • Made in Peru

    UPC Code: 732919435344

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    Manos Amigas

    Manos AmigasManos Amigas, “Hands Joined In Friendship,” works with family workshops and small businesses making a variety of handicrafts in impoverished areas of Lima and in the Andean highlands. Read more.

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