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Gourd decorative box, 'Mantaro Valley' (Peru)

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Gourd decorative box, 'Mantaro Valley' (Peru)

Teodolinda Seguil of Peru handcrafts this decorative box made from a dried gourd. Using a special tool called a buril, the artisan carves a magnificent scene of Andean pastoral life into the side of the gourd. The lid is carved with a variety of motifs, including the sun and the moon.