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

byDaniel Vargas: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (19)
Four small owl sentries watch and wait for the holidays to arrive in artisan... more

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Four small owl sentries watch and wait for the holidays to arrive in artisan Daniel Vargas's handmade dried gourd ornament set. The Andean practice of mate burilado which stands for "engraved gourd" is renowned; mate gourds found in the northern part of Peru are dried and then chiseled to create life scenes, geometric figures and images. The craftsman employs these traditional techniques to give the owls their features and feathers, and for a unique touch, he adds natural red dye to the front of the birds.

  • 0.11 kgs
  • 0.2 lbs
  • Each: 5 cm H x 7 cm Diam.
  • Each: 2" H x 2.8" Diam.

  • Dried mate gourd, nylon cord
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in the Andesicon info
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Katybird

From Washington

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06/13/2021

"Keep one and share others"

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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.

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  • Great gift to share

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

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

Beachcomber

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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Sharon

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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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Robynne

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04/18/2021

"Just adorable"

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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"

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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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Ruth

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02/24/2021

"Unique Andean Feline gourd"

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This was a birthday gift for a dear friend. She fell in love with this unique gourd as soon as she opened the box!

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