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Tito Medina Artisan Story

Tito Medina belongs to the fourth generation of gourd carvers; his parents Eulogio Medina and Guillermina Salome, are from Cochas Chicas, Peru which is well known for carving, etching, burning, and transforming gourds into unique works of art. Tito is a master craftsman and is known across the continent for his fine carvings and pyro-engraved gourds, each one telling a unique story. He has been carving gourds since childhood, and opened his first market stall in 1986. Through his work he has promoted the traditional craft of his region and has raised it to the level of a fine art. Over the years he has participated in several art fairs and received numerous awards for his work.

Red & Green - Large Star Gourd Ornament  
Price: $7.50
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Ring in the holidays with these brightly colored gourd ornaments! Dyed in festive colors and etched with star motifs, these ornaments are all set to brighten up your holiday season. Each gourd ornament was handmade by artisans at Tito Medina's workshop in Huancayo Peru. Gourd carving is a traditional craft of the Andean mountain region and in the Medina family it spans four generations. The art of carving gourds is helping to bring sustainable income to more than 20 artisans and their families.

Gourds are naturally occurring vegetables similar to the squash or pumpkin. Each gourd in skinned and sun-dried and then etched and carved into beautiful pieces of art by skilled artisans.

Use these colorful ornaments to adorn your Christmas tree or spread the joy of the festive season by gifting them to family and friends.

  • Measures 1-3/4” high x 2-1/4” diameter

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

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