Handmade Of Land And Sky Dried Mate Gourd Decorative Box (Peru) - 6" H x 6" Diam.

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  • Model: 36400417
  • 1000 Units in Stock

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    Teodolinda Seguil of Peru handcrafts this decorative box made from a dried mate gourd. Using a chisel, the artisan carves a magnificent scene of Andean pastoral life into the side of the gourd. The lid is carved with a variety of motifs, including the sun and the moon.

    The natural gourd dictates the final form of each piece, thus slight variations in shape and color should be expected.

    Product Features:
    • Dimension: 6" H x 6" Diam.
    • Weight: 0.35
    • Color: Multi
    • Material: Dried mate gourd, cedar wood knob
    • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
    • Made In Peru

    Story Behind the art:

    I'm a happy representative of Huancayo, Peru. The province is known for its enchanting landscapes, its people and our customs. I'm responsible and cheerful, though I'll fight to get ahead for my family. I believe that when a woman is happy, she transmits it, and this is true in the workshop as well. I want to transmit my happiness through my mate gourds.Huancayo is the home of many talented artisans. I'm from a small town of friendly, welcoming people who are enterprising and progressive. Many of us are artisans who work in engraved dried mate gourds. Here, skilled hands depict images that tell the stories and share the dreams of life in Andean villages. I've loved this art for as long as I can remember. My grandparents engraved gourds and so did my parents, so they began teaching me how to use the tools at an early age. With my family's guidance, I learned to select and treat the gourds, to prepare my own tools and to decorate and paint the finished engravings. It took constancy and perseverance to carry on this craft but, as time went by, I perfected my technique. I love depicting scenes of daily life in the Andes, and sharing the culture and traditions of my hometown. My mate gourds show that we are a region of caring people, incredible landscapes, a wonderful climate and colorful festivities with music and dance. I bring these images to all my work because they are a part of me and who I am as an artist. I feel a real passion for carrying on this art. It's the most wonderful gift that I could ever have received as an inheritance. One of my dreams is to be recognized as a master artisan in this world of engraved mate gourds. I always want to be the best I can be, and leave my children the best I have to give. I want to share the happiness I feel when the world takes an interest in our culture and way of life.

    The handmade touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.

    Country of Origin: Peru
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    Assembled Dimensions
    6.0 In. W X 6.0 In. H
    Accent Type
    Decorative Boxes
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    All Seasons
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