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Detailed Rainforest Decorative Gourd crafted by Artisans in Peru
Small Measures 2-3/4” high x 2-3/4” diameter
Large Detailed Rainforest Decorative Gourd crafted by Artisans in Peru
Measures 4-1/4” high x 3-1/2” diameter
Small Detailed Rainforest Decorative Gourd crafted by Artisans in Peru
Measures 2-3/4” high x 2-3/4” diameter
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.

Large - Rain Forest Gourd  
Price: $40.00
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There are carved gourds, and there are finely carved gourds. These carved gourds, which depict a rainforest scene, belong to the latter. This level of detail is only possible by master gourd carvers with many years of experience. The exquisite workmanship depicts a dense rainforest scene and the diversity of life therein. Gourd Carving is a traditional craft of the high Andean Mountain, an age-old craft practiced amongst the artisans for generations in Peru. Purchase of these gourds helps to provide economic and social support to Peruvian artisans and their families. These gourds depicting the flora and fauna of a dense tropical rainforest may just transport you to the Peruvian Amazon. A sure buy for the nature lover in you!! Go Green!!

  • Large measures approximately 4-1/4” high x 3-1/2” diameter

Handmade, carved, and etched in Peru and fair trade imported.

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