Red Santa – Gourd Ornament
Lucuma Designs works directly with artisans in Peru and Costa Rica representing ceramics, ornamental gourds, arpilleras, carved masks and other traditional crafts. This item is an example of what we normally carry. Click on the “Visit our Website” to learn more and see what is currently in stock. www.lucumagallery.com
HO! HO! HO! says Santa as he carries his bag full of goodies! Surprise your friends and family with a Santa ornament and start a yearly tradition! Contemporary Peruvian master gourd carvers follow a tradition over 4,000 years old as they finely carve these intricate gourds with simple hand chisels and then naturally color them with fire. Sizes and Santa design will vary as nature and the artist intended. Price is per ornament.
From the awe-inspiring ruins of Machu Picchu, the splendor of the jewels of Sipan, to the enigmatic Nazca lines, contemporary Peruvian artists have an immensely rich cultural heritage from which to draw inspiration. For thousands of years Peruvians have been perfecting the art of weaving, carving, knitting, pottery, and jewelry making, and their contemporary crafts reflect their talents. Lucuma Designs is proud to help preserve craft techniques that have stood the test of time, and that have been passed down from generation to generation.
“Since I was little, I had a passion for exploring the colorful and vibrant craft markets of Peru where there was always something new to discover. For over 20 years now, I have been honored to work side by side with top Peruvian artists co-creating handmade collections that honor their traditions. It feels good to give something back to my country and share its beauty with the world.” Alessandra Bravo, Co-Founder.
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