Brown Birds Gourd Box
For bird lovers everywhere, this slightly smaller gourd box is another example of the incredible craftsmanship of the Peruvian artisans from the Andean villages of Cochas Chico and Cochas Grande. The traditional techniques of carving, etching, and burning designs onto the gourd (similar to a pumpkin) have been handed down through many generations. This gourd box features a rich brown background achieved by using the glowing ember of a piece of heated quinual wood. As the artisan blows on the ember, the gourd is burned in a carefully controlled way so that lighter and darker shades fill in the design. The harder the artisan blows, the darker the burn. The charming etching on this design gives each bird, leaf and branch a highlighted outline. Peruvian gourd art boxes are fun to collect and display, and also make very special gifts.
Approximately 3" Diam. x 3" H (Accessories pictured not included with gourd box)
Handcrafted item, variations in color and style will occur