icon handOver $134.2 million USD sent to artisans so far!

Similar Items

Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Canto Sisters | Official selection for inclusion in the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

View more artists with this honor.

Product ID: 395252

Set of 4 Dried Gourd Bird Ornaments from Peru, "Rainbow Songbirds"

This colorful flock of songbirds will brighten your holidays. The Canto Sisters... more

infoComing Back!

This item is available for backorder and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Read more

infoPre-Order Now!

This item is available for pre-order and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Read more

Details

This colorful flock of songbirds will brighten your holidays. The Canto Sisters craft them from dried gourds that they carve and paint by hand. Because each unique piece is handcrafted from natural gourds, please expect slight variations in shape and size.

Kathya and Blanca Canto learned the ancient art of carving mate gourds as young girls from their father. After working conventional jobs for many years they both decided to quit and partner up to continue with their father's legacy and keep this four-thousand-year-old tradition alive.

  • 0.13 kgs
  • 0.3 lbs
  • 7.5 cm H x 8 cm Diam.
  • 3" H x 3.1" Diam.

  • Dried mate gourds, acrylic cords
  • 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.
Gift Info

Related Item

Customer Reviews

Purchased this? Leave your review.

Artist rating

Total reviews

3

Helene

Verified Reviewer

07/05/2022

"Wunderful decoration"

It is a tradition in Austria to decorate for Easter small twigs with coloured eggs. After removing the eggs I decided to decorate the twigs with this wunderful coloured birds. They are not heavy. I love them and it was heard for me to rearrange the decoration for Christmas.

Purchased Item:

Rainbow Songbirds, Set of 4 Dried Gourd Bird Ornaments from Peru

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (0)No (0)

Timothy

Verified Reviewer

07/29/2023

"Great craftsmanship and suprisingly durable!"

Beautiful gourd ornaments. The mate gourds have quite hard and thick shells. I am sure they will last over 100 years, making them a family heirloom!

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (0)No (0)

Matt

From Austin, TX

Verified Reviewer

02/16/2022

"Gorgeous"

Wonderful craftsmanship. The colors are beautifully rustic and rich. I have a perfect place to display these gourds, and will have them out all year long instead of just using them as ornaments during the holidays.

Purchased Item:

Crown of the Andes, Set of 4 Dried Gourd Poinsettia Ornaments from Peru

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (0)No (0)

You May Also Like

 
icon up