Hand carved "mates burilados" gourds from Peru
We are just back from Peru and brought back these artistic treasures- hand carved dried gourds.
"With magnificent hand carvings, artisans craft stories of celebration and tragedy into dried gourds—a tradition practiced for more than 4,000 years"
"stories ranging from cultural events—celebrations, folklore, myths and tragedies—to displays of everyday life."
The Smithsonian Institute