Christmas Train Ornament

Handmade in Peru6114830

Regular Price: $10.00

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Description

This steam engine carries holiday magic. Artisans of Manos Amigas in Lima, Peru, harvest ripe gourds, peel them and dry them 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 or a small gas torch. When the burning is complete the gourd is painted with a natural paint. Later most of the finish is washed off; the residue gives beauty to the carved parts of the design.

Decorative only. Keep out of reach of children.

Size and Details

  • Etched gourd
  • 2.5Dx3H inches
  • Made in Peru

UPC Code: 732919457711

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Reviews (6).....

  • Very nicely made
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    I bought this ornament for my grandson to give to him next Christmas. He loves trains and this is so nicely made, nice size too for the tree, light weight. I know he'll love it....

  • Delightful! I ordered 3, and each gourd and each train is a little different.
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    I got 3 of these to give as gifts -- liked them so much I kept 2. The 3 different gourds have different shapes, and each train with its cars is slightly different. Great memories of our trip to Peru where we purchased another similar artisan carved gourd - I've always regretted not buying more, and ...

  • Painted beautifully!
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    Very nice ornament....

Artisan

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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  • Very nicely made

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    I bought this ornament for my grandson to give to him next Christmas. He loves trains and this is so nicely made, nice size too for the tree, light weight. I know he'll love it.

  • Delightful! I ordered 3, and each gourd and each train is a little different.

    . . . . .

    I got 3 of these to give as gifts -- liked them so much I kept 2. The 3 different gourds have different shapes, and each train with its cars is slightly different. Great memories of our trip to Peru where we purchased another similar artisan carved gourd - I've always regretted not buying more, and now I can, from Ten Thousand Villages. Thank you so much.

  • Painted beautifully!

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    Very nice ornament.

  • More than perfect!

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    When I ordered this for my train loving granddaughter, I thought it just had an engine on it. I was pleased to see the whole train. I know she will love it for years to come!

  • Very nice

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    Will make a delightful Christmas gift for my grandson.

  • Very nice

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    Perfect ornament for your favorite young (or old!) train collector. Very light and will not weight down the branch on the tree.

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