Paunchy Red Owl

Dried Mate Gourd Box Painted in an Owl Motif from Peru

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SKU: 413933
For centuries, the peoples of Peru have had a tradition of creating utilitarian and decorative objects from dried mate gourds. Daniel Vargas transforms a hollow gourd into a delightful box for personal treasures. He uses pyrographic techniques to create this satisfied owl and colors it with red dyes. He then seals it with candle wax and adds a wood handle.

The natural shape of the gourd dictates size and shape, so each one will be a unique work of art.
  • Dried mate gourd, quinual wood
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • 0.14 lbs
  • 3.9 inches H x 3.5 inches W x 3.5 inches D
  • Made in Peru

Meet the Artist

Daniel Vargas