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Owl Sitting Carved Gourd Figurines - Medium Size
Crafted by Artisans in Peru and Fair Trade
Owl Sitting Carved Gourd Figurines - Large Size
Crafted by Artisans in Peru and Fair Trade
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.

Price: $9.70
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These cute Owl Sitting gourd figurines were hand-carved by artisans in Huancayo, Peru. Such a nice family; Mom, Dad and Baby. Each gourd is skinned, cleaned and sundried before its surface is etched and burnt with the intricate designs that adorn its surface. They make a Hoot of an ornament to sit on the shelf, desk, as a decoration for the home or office, or as a gift for owl lovers.

  • Small - Measures 2-1/8" high x 2" diameter at base
  • Medium - Measures 2-1/4" high x 2-1/2" diameter at base
  • Large - Measures 2-1/2" high x 3" diameter at base

Gourds are a natural and uniquely shaped vegetable, similar to a pumpkin or a squash. As such, designs, shape and dimensions will vary slightly.

Handmade in Peru and Fair Trade imported.

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