Owl Gourd Box
Looking for owl gifts? This owl gourd box is so charming. Artisans in the Andes Mountains of Peru handcraft these amazing owl gourd boxes by harvesting and peeling gourds (similar to pumpkins), then letting them dry in the sun. The artisans then create the design first by etching the gourd, then by burning it using the glowing embers of heated quinual wood. The artisans use the tip of the red-hot wood to create contrast on the gourd by blowing on the ember. Blowing harder creates a darker burn, and artisans are able to control the heat to create shading on the gourd. It is an incredible process handed down from past generations, continued in small villages using the same techniques their ancestors used.
Gourd boxes are fun to collect and they make very special gifts.
Approximately 3 1/2" Diam. x 3" H (Items pictured in box not included with purchase)
Handcrafted item, variations in color and style will occur