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Fish Gourd Wind Chime from Peru

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When the wind blows this beautifully hand-carved wind chime with seven fish bells makes a soothing sound creating a peaceful and serene atmosphere. 

These handcrafted wind chimes are made from gourds by artisans in Huancayo Peru where gourd carving is a traditional craft that spans many generations. Each gourd is skinned, cleaned, and sun-dried before artisans etch and burn the intricate designs that adorn its surface. Purchase of these gourds helps to provide economic and social support to Peruvian artisans and their families.

  • Measures 30” high x 4” diameter at top
  • Gourd bells measure 2-1/4” high x 2” diameter
  • Top of mobile has an assortment of geometric designs

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

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

 

Artesanias Peru - Esperanza and Raquel Artisan Story
Peru

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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.


Category: Garden



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