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:: CARVED GOURDS

The legenaria bulgaris gourd, known as mate in Peru, is the basis of the fine art of the mate burilado. The oldest carved gourds date back 3,500 years and were found in the Huaca Prieta temple (Chicama Valley) on Peru’s north coast. In more recent times, this practice has boomed in the town of Huanta near Ayacucho, where artisans made the mates huantas. This gourds stand out for the vitality of the thick but steady lines, which etch scenes of everyday life in the Andes.  More...



MAT002
MAT006
 
 
ID: MAT002
'Bird Gourd I /Ave I'
By Margarita Seguil
9 1/4" H x 3" W
(23.5 L x 7.6 An cm)
Weight: 3 oz
(Peso: 85 g)

US$26.00

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ID: MAT006
'Bird Gourd II /Ave II'
By Margarita Seguil
7 1/2" H x 3 1/2" W
(19.1 L x 8.9 An cm)
Weight: 3 oz
(Peso: 85 g)

US$26.00

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