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Carved Gourd Owl

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Carved Gourd Owl

Approx. 2-3/4" tall.

For thousands of years gourds have been decorated and used as utensils. Hand-carved by artisans in the tiny villages of Cochas Grandes and Cochas Chicas, Peru, these painted gourds are intricately illustrated with beautiful patterns. Carvers develop personal, recognizable styles, so shapes and designs may vary slightly from the photo.

Cochas Chicas, a small farming community nestled In the Andean mountains of Huancayo Peru, is home to a rich tradition of gourd carving. Often the only source of economic income for the artisans of Cochas Chicas, carving becomes a focal point for the entire family. See our entire gourd bird collection.