Arabesque Carvings

Look closely at this photo! Like all of our products, we prefer natural materials that are hand worked by communities of artisans in Peru. This eco-friendly gourd for home décor is an expression of blossom, rebirth and it observes techniques of hand carved out to relief the brilliant flowers you see, painted, scratched and polished. Our unique design is a combination of the ancestral Andean culture with Spanish and Arab tradition. It is available in 4 different colors to create a set for your favorite basket or bowl. The tradition of carved gourds is carried from generation to generation and it is an artistic expression that dates back over 3,000 years.

Product Information

 

Product ID:  Red 72100, Green 72101, Orange 72102, Purple 72103, Natural 72104

Size:  approx. Height: 4″ Width: 3.4″ Weight: 0.5 lbs

Colors:  Red, Green, Orange, Purple, Natural color

Materials:  Ornaments are made from natural bottle gourds

Production:  It took 3 days to the artisan to complete this art..  This includes the growing, picking and sun drying process.  Gourds are then cleaned, dyed & painted, carved by hand, and polished.  Gourds are grown and dried in Northern Peru and crafted in home workshops in Lima, Peru.

Carbon Footprint:  The production and transportation of this gourd resulted in 500 grams of CO2 emission, roughly equivalent to driving 2 miles in a car.  This is a Carbon Zero product as its footprint has been offset through the purchase of carbon credits.

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Blossom Inspirations works closely with artisan communities, workshops and cooperatives under the auspices of fair trade.  The price you pay assures a fair living wage for those involved in its production.

Each ornament is eco-friendly.  How exactly?  Well, ornaments are made from natural bottle gourds compared with more popular plastic and/or glass ornaments.  We track our carbon footprint from raw materials to delivery of the final product.  Read more on our Social Responsibility.

 

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