This beautiful hanging bird gourd decoration, called “mates burilados”, is hand carved and hand painted. Mates burilados are produced by talented artisans in the city of Cochas, in the centre of the Andes. This is a traditional process which was usually used for making plates and bowls, but now is mostly used for more elaborate decorative gourds. These artisans work with our fair trade partner Manos Amigas.
Manos Amigas partners with talented artisans from all over Peru to find new markets for their products, provide regular training and communicate trends in product design. Their work includes social services such as food programmes and providing school supplies for needy children.Read more
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