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Vintage, Peruvian Storytelling Gourd Folk Art - $8 (Seal Beach)

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1103 Pacific Coast Highway near Balboa

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condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: Handmade by Peruvian Artisan

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This is a beautiful piece of vintage, Peruvian gourd folk art to be hung on the wall. It is made from a bottom piece of a large gourd. It would be a nice piece of folk art to add to a collection or to start one.

The story telling represented on this gourd starts on the right and moves to the left. In 1532, Spanish conquistadors first made contact with the mighty Inca Empire it ruled in parts of present-day Peru. The conquistador is shown talking with what appears to be a religious man. Catholicism was introduced in Peru in the 16th century by Spanish missionaries. Note the native Inca Indian is on the ground and struggling with a serpent. To the far right is a musical duo in 1950's type garb showing the distance of history has come. All this with Machu Picchu in the background at the top of the piece.

With magnificent hand carvings, artisans craft stories of celebration and tragedy into dried gourds—a tradition practiced for more than 4,000 years in Peru. On the gourds you can see stories ranging from cultural events—celebrations, folklore, myths and tragedies—to displays of everyday life.

Dimensions are 9 inches in diameter with a depth of 2.5 inches.

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