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Red Gourd with black Horizontal Strips Ornament crafted by Artisans in Peru
Red Gourd with black Horizontal Strips Ornament
crafted by Artisans in Peru

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Manos Amigas Artisan Story

artisan-2_173x219Peru’s native Shipibo tribes are known for their strong cultural heritage, unique cosmology and their unmistakable ceramic arts. Unfortunately, Shipibo villagers also suffer from extreme poverty, and most live without access to basic education and medical care in poor villages along the Río Ucayali, a tributary of the Amazon River. Manos Amigas (Friendly Hands) works with the Shipibo villagers to develop their traditional craft and helps export their vases, sculpture and ornaments to the United States and Europe. Manos Amigas also offers free courses in design, accounting and business marketing and helps artisans identify new markets for their crafts.

Gourd Ornaments w/ Strips
from Peru

Strip Gourd Ornament
   Funds 3 meals


Ring in the holidays with these natural colored gourd ornaments! 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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