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

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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 jewelry 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 -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andesicon info
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Reviews by Customers

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13

From USA

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01/17/2020

"Oh So Cute Cat!!!"

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This felines detail is splendid. He looks exactly like one of my old kitties and is a good memory of him. He was round like this, too. lol. Makes a great gift and have bought a couple more for my son and my best friends child. Cute box! Fine detailed art!

Tags By Irene

cat box gift box trinkets box gourds

Best Uses

  • trinkets, gifts, cat lovers
  • trinkets box, gift for feline lovers

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

Verified Reviewer

01/15/2020

"Loved by the cat-loving Son"

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My adult son love this xmas gift.

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

From Glendale, California

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01/14/2020

"Wonderful gourd cat"

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This whimsical gourd carving of cat made me smile when I first saw it. Larger than I expected, its perfect for a jewelry or trinket holder. Its also nice just a display item, it has so much personality!

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Charming

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

Verified Reviewer

10/24/2019

"A Gift That Will Be Loved"

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This is a beautiful gourd. The artists attention to detail is amazing. I bought several to give as gifts to cat lovers and know that they will really like them. I personally was so thrilled with the gourd that I just may keep one of them for myself.

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

Verified Reviewer

10/21/2019

"Gourd box"

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Such a beautiful item much bigger than I thought because I never read dimensions if you buy this item I guarantee you would love it

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

Verified Reviewer

10/07/2019

"This cat is sweet and useful"

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This cleverly designed and lovely cat holds a lot of my jewelry. It brings me joy every day.

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

Verified Reviewer

01/02/2020

"absolutely beautiful"

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I ordered this as a Christmas gift for my bestie. she absolutely loved it as it was the first time I bought something frivolous for her. I will totally be continuing this new tradition because it brought so much joy....to both of us :-). the level of craftmanship and artistry was beautiful.

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From Sarasota FL

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02/08/2019

"Attractive and unique"

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These owl gourds look great on our tree. Everyone who sees them comments on how attractive and interesting they are. The deep red is very Christmasy and the craftsmanship is great.

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Owl Sentries, Red Dried Mate Gourd Owl Ornaments from Peru (set of 4)

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11/20/2018

"THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ARTISAN WORK!"

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Cant say enough good things about the artisan Daniel Vargas STUNNING WORK as well as the packaging! I was simply overwhelmed with joy when I opened the box. So much love and care there...(I will not spoil it for you; just buy something beautiful from this store and you will see for yourself) I am a very busy person doing 90% of shopping online and here I am - writing my FIRST EVER REVIEW... Thats how impressed I am with...EVERYTHING about my purchase. P.S. Make sure to read the talented artisans life story. It is something else 3

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

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09/14/2018

"So pretty"

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Amazing workmanship.

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09/14/2018

"This years christmas ornament for each of my child"

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Wonderful color and craftsmanship

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Owl Sentries, Red Dried Mate Gourd Owl Ornaments from Peru (set of 4)

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This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

This artist is currently supporting and providing for the education of their children, grandchildren, or children in their community, whether it be at the primary, secondary, or university level.

This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.

This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

This artist supports children under the age of 18.

 
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