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Gourd Christmas Ornaments

Gourd Christmas Ornaments

Gourds are vegetables related to pumpkins, squash and cucumbers, and they grow in a variety of shapes and sizes. This allows gourd artists to create a range of decorative ornaments, boxes or birdhouses.

After harvest the process starts by selecting and “green-scraping” each gourd using a dull knife to shed the outer green skin. The gourds then dry naturally in the sun of the coastal desert.

Next, the artist creatively draws the design with a pencil adapting to the shape. A skillful carver then carefully etches the fine lines with a simple hand chisel. 

Using a technique called pyrography, fire adds the rich shades of browns and blacks. Sometimes after the carving and burning, a white paste is applied and washed off to highlight the intricate carvings. Gourd boxes will be cut open and the inside scraped clean of seeds and fibers and then painted. Finally the outside is waxed and polished, presenting you with a one-of-a-kind piece to treasure for generations! 

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Artisan products are unique. Expect variations.
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    Gourd Santa Box in Assorted Colors 5"

    Sanyork Fair Trade

    Santa Claus Carved Christmas Box 4" Assorted Colors Etched

    MSRP: $24.00
    $8.50
    Santa Claus Carved Box with Lid Beautifully carved keepsake box in an assortment of colors with Santa Claus hand etched to the entire surface. Measures 4" -5" across and tall Fine carving from Cochas, Peru. Volume Discount 6+
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    Gourd Nativity Ornament Carved w/ Stars Colors

    Sanyork Fair Trade

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    MSRP: $12.95
    $4.50
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    Gourd Harlequin Ornament Natural Shades

    Sanyork Fair Trade

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    MSRP: $11.95
    $4.50
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    Bell Carved Gourd Ornament Multicolored Christmas Tree Decor

    Sanyork Fair Trade

    Gourd Bell Ornament 3" Assortment Colors Designs

    MSRP: $10.00
    $3.50
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