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Ceramic Snail Gourd Ornament from Peru

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A cute and attractive Snail Gourd ornament with ceramic detailing. Patterns on the gourds are created by a burning technique. Gourd Carving is a traditional craft of the high Andean Mountains of Peru. Each gourd is skinned, cleaned, and sun-dried before artisans etch and burn the intricate designs that adorn its surface. Don't be pokey like a snail, pick up your ornament today!

  • Measures 2-5/8” high x 3” diameter

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


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.

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