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Fair trade, hand-carved gourd rattles are made in Central Peru. Grown in the warm central valleys of the Andes, the coastal oasis and the jungles, they are dried, skinned and sanded. Artisans carve the surface and then paint animals, including birds, flowers, llamas, turtles, coyotes, and indigenous designs. Holes in the handles can be used for stringing. Sizes and shapes vary from 8 to 9.25 in long and 2.75 - 3.5 in diameter. Price shown is per piece. Choice of color-style. Some variation in color-style may occur.
Our fair trade, hand-carved gourd maraca rattles are made in Central Peru. The gourds grow in the warm central valleys of the Andes, the coastal oasis and the jungles. After harvesting, they are dried, skinned and sanded smooth. Artisans carve freehand on the surface, creating intricate designs. Hand painted featuring a variety of different scenes, including birds, flowers, llamas and other indigenous designs. String hole in handle. Short sizes range from 4.75 - 7.5 in L with a 2 - 3 in diameter. Choice of colors. Some variation in design and size may occur. Peru.