Large Jungle Gourd - Tukuru Textiles

Large Jungle Gourd

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Large Jungle Gourd

This large jungle gourd is hand carved gourd, from Cochas Chico, Huancayo. Beautiful designs containing various wildlife and flora from the Peruvian jungle.

These fine gourds, or mate burilados as they're known in Peru, are lovingly carved by hand with nothing more a very sharp nail (yep, the ones you use to hang your pictures up) and skill from years of practice. Once carved, wood ash is rubbed into the designs to make them prominent, before being cleaned and lightly oiled.

The art of gourd carving is passed on through each generation.The designs are inspired by the carvers surroundings, traditions and stories from the village, and images are always carved directly onto the gourds.