This is a complete gourd that has had the top cut off and made into a lid. The carved gourd can then serve not only as decorative, but functional! This style is carved with a variety of designs.
Our project in Peru is about promoting and employing skilled artisans in need for a market place, upholding fair trade values, respecting local traditions and family structures. Nestled in a dusty street, in one of the poorest suburbs of Lima, surrounded by large factories and hillside slums, our artisan workshop in San Juan de Lurigancho employs and houses dozens of local families of skilled talented artists. Fair trade wages and a sustainable workplace environment have given confidence, pride, inspiration to the artists contributing to their cultural preservation of tradition, lifestyle and dignity.
- Each piece is unique. Size, shape, and design vary.