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

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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 Andesicon info
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15

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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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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Geo

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01/14/2021

"Sweet visitors"

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Very nice - charming!

Best Uses

  • Holiday wreath

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08/31/2020

"Heirloom"

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Bought these fun little owls last year before XMas. One for myself & one for each of my children.

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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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01/15/2020

"Loved by the cat-loving Son"

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My adult son love this xmas gift.

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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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