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Swinging Gourd Bird House

Handmade in Peru6114570

$29.00
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Description

Swinging dried gourd bird house features etched birds and branches. 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. 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.

Size and Details

  • Gourd, twine
  • 2.5Dx8H inches
  • Made in Peru

UPC Code: 732919451672

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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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