Playfulness and tradition meet and mingle in a fun cat curio with global cachet. A smiling cat face, rendered in burned and carved tones of black, white, and sepia brown, enlivens the side of a dried gourd -- one of the traditional folk arts of the high Andes Mountains in Peru.
Gourds are harvested, skinned, cleaned, and dried in the sun before having the designs carved and burned into their surfaces. To create the black accents, a mixture of oil and straw charcoal is used. The gourd is washed and dried, and then fair-trade imported from Peru to you -- ready to join your desk, shelf, or coffee table display.
Each gourd is unique, and will measure approximately 4" T x 5" W (10.2 cm T x 12.7 cm W). Handmade in and fair-trade imported from Peru.