Saturday, November 10, 2007

Good Gourd!

gourd box shaped like an owl

gourd round box with fish design

These stunning gourd boxes are handmade in Peru, in a village of 50 families where gourd carving has been practiced for generations. They come to us from Lucuma Designs, a member of the Fair Trade Federation. There were so many lovely designs that it was hard to select just a couple to show you!

So if you want something out of the ordinary for storage of small items, here's something to consider.


Jerri said...

i really like the owl gourd. it reminds of an antique McCoy cookie jar that my mom has.

Jeri Dansky said...

Jerri, thanks for commenting - now I know about McCoy cookie jars! (I don't know much about antiques, but I'm learning bit by bit.)