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Hand-Carved Gourd Nativity from Peru   Measures approximately 3 - 4 high x 3 - 3-1/4 diameter
Hand-Carved Gourd Nativity from Peru
Measures approximately 3 - 4 high x 3 - 3-1/4 diameter

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Hand-Carved Gourd Nativity from Peru - Front & Back View
Measures approximately 3" - 4" high x 3" - 3-1/4" diameter
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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.

Gourd Nativity from Peru

Gourd Nativity
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This unique hand-carved gourd nativity makes both a great gift for someone you know, and a decoration in your home as a way to celerate the Christmas season. On one side of the gourd is Mary and Joseph loving the Baby Jesus, and on the other side is a carved angel hearlding the birth of Christ.

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

  • Height measures approximately 3" to 4"
  • Width measures approximately 3" to 3-1/4"

These nativities are hand-carved in Peru and Fair Trade imported.

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