Carved Gourds

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<p style="text-align: justify; ">The carved gourds are ornamented crafts made from the fruits of the pumpkin, a product that grows in the north of our country.</p><p style="text-align: justify; ">The
elaboration of carved gourds is ancestral, millenary; and this is
demonstrated by the discovery of two small recorded gourds of 3,500
years old. This technique is inherited from generation to generation by
Peruvian artisans.</p><p style="text-align: justify; ">There are several
ways to make carved gourds: carved, the pyro-engravings and the painted
ones, and each family of artisans has its own way of making them.</p><p style="text-align: justify; ">To
make the burilado the main tool is the chisel that they sharpen in a
special stone, to then make the incisions in filigree, expressing in the
mate what they think, the customs of the peasant, the cattle ranch, the
agriculture, the festivities of their towns, among other images. To
achieve the dark tones by moving the matte away in an oven so that it
acquires the different brown tones.</p>

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