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Andean Artisan Crafted Dried Mate Gourd Cat Box, "Andean Feline"

Peruvian craftsman Daniel Vargas is from Cochas Chico in the El Tambo district... more

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Peruvian craftsman Daniel Vargas is from Cochas Chico in the El Tambo district of Huancayo province and has been gaining mastery of the Huancayan art of engraving gourds since he was a teenager. Known as mates, the dried gourds are decorated using various engraving and burning techniques. Daniel's design, created by hand, transforms the dried mate gourd into a finely detailed full-figured cat. The top half of the gourd can be lifted up using a painted wooden knob so that small items, accessories, or trinkets can be stored inside.

  • 45 grams
  • 1.59 oz
  • 8 cm H x 9 cm Diam.
  • 3.1" H x 3.5" Diam.

  • Dried mate gourd, quinual wood
  • Hand-crafted item -- colour, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Peruicon info
  • Price includes VAT.
  • We will also cover duty and any import fees for items shipped from outside the United Kingdom.
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27

Serena

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12/18/2023

"Love this Gourd!"

Awesome addition to my table!

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dufzor

From Maine

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09/02/2023

"Pic doesnt do this justice!"

I almost didnt buy. So glad I did! Large size and adorable! Talented artist!

Best Uses

  • Jewelry, small items

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Alice

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09/14/2022

"cute"

Charming. This looks just like the picture and works great to hold trinkets.

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Kathy

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01/20/2022

"What a delight!"

It s really cute, and so well made. Not sure I will use it as a jewelry box yet... for now it will be in the living room where I can show it off! Thank you, Daniel!

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Robynne

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04/18/2021

"Just adorable"

This is an adorable, well made piece. My niece will love this - shes a teen and I think she will enjoy how beautiful it is and how functional as well.

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Jo Ann

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03/18/2021

"Wonderful folk art"

This box made me smile. It is very well crafted ad just waiting for a piece of jewelry or other small favorite thing

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Dorma

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05/17/2023

"One -of-a-kind gorgeous keepsake."

The carving was done by an accomplished artist.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Son
  • Occasion: Christmas

Dorma

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05/17/2023

"Unique keepsake"

Exquisite carving. A beautiful work of art.

Purchased Item:

Owl's Wisdom, Mate Gourd Owl Decorative Container

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Daughter
  • Occasion: Christmas

Ellen

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10/28/2022

"Gorgeous ornaments"

These are so special and well made. A must for any owl lover!

Purchased Item:

Sweet Guardians, Dried Mate Gourd Hanging Owl Ornaments from Peru (set of 3)

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Bluebird

From U.S.

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05/11/2022

"Beautiful!"

Lovely color and detail! I gave this as a gift, and my Mom loved it : ) Thank you!

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Pat

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03/11/2022

"charming owls"

love the decorative designs on these gourds for the xmas tree

Purchased Item:

Night Watchmen, Artisan Crafted Dried Gourd Red Owl Ornaments (set of 3)

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Katybird

From Washington

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06/13/2021

"Keep one and share others"

These owls are sweet! I kept one and have given the rest to friends and my mother. Great gift for bird lovers! Their subtle rattle is also fun.

Best Uses

  • Great gift to share

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Mother
  • Occasion: Mother's Day

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