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Our fair trade, hand carved gourd maracas are made in Central Peru. The gourds are grown in the warm Central Valleys of the Andes, the costal oasis and in the jungles. After harvest they are thoroughly dried, skinned and then sanded smooth. The designs are carved on the gourd without sketching creating many intricate designs. Our designs vary let us pick one for you. Gourd carving is one of the oldest art forms in Peru and dates back to 2,500 BC. Sold Individually.
Cute as can be, this tiny rattle is perfect for travel with a smaller, yet strong sound. Made in Peru by the Shipibo of natural gourd and chonta wood, the bowl is hand etched with the totems and symbols of their jungle cosmology. Trimmed with colorful thread windings above and below the bowl, the top is trimmed with the delicate and colorful molted feathers of Amazon avians. Choice of styles. Sizes approximate. 7.5 inches long and 1.5 inches bowl width.