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Andean Artisan Crafted Dried Mate Gourd Cat Jewelry Box, "Andean Feline"

Peruvian craftsman Daniel Vargas is from Cochas Chico in the El Tambo district... more

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Peruvian craftsman Daniel Vargas is from Cochas Chico in the El Tambo district of Huancayo province and has been gaining mastery of the Huancayan art of engraving gourds since he was a teenager. Known as mates, the dried gourds are decorated using various engraving and burning techniques. Daniel's design, created by hand, transforms the dried mate gourd into a finely detailed full-figured cat. The top half of the gourd can be lifted up using a painted wooden knob so that small jewelry items, accessories, or trinkets can be stored inside.

  • 45 grams
  • 1.59 oz
  • 8 cm H x 9 cm Diam.
  • 3.1" H x 3.5" Diam.

  • Dried mate gourd, quinual wood
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andes
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This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

This artist is currently supporting and providing for the education of their children, grandchildren, or children in their community, whether it be at the primary, secondary, or university level.

This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.

This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

This artist supports children under the age of 18.

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05/14/2019

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"Unique Cat Lover & Loving "Box" & Just So Cute!"

Originally I bought this for a gift and loved it so much, I ordered one for myself. Also both of us love cats, have cats and so that became one more reason to get them. The gift is being used for the stated purpose of a jewelry box; mine is part of the handmade items that once obtained, I scatter them throughout the rooms of my house which always elicits comment and stimulates conversation. The whimsical and contented look on the cat's face always elicits a smile or chuckle or laugh too.

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cat cute cat creation handmade cat happy cat.
Best Uses
  • Jewelry box, display piece for home or office setting, great gift for a cat lover

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"This is an adorable catch all container"

I love this. As usual, great quality from Novica. It is so cute. I use it for loose jewelry.

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  • Loose jewelry

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10/07/2019

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"This cat is sweet and useful"

This cleverly designed and lovely cat holds a lot of my jewelry. It brings me joy every day.

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10/21/2019

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" Gourd box"

Such a beautiful item much bigger than I thought because I never read dimensions if you buy this item I guarantee you would love it

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  • Use it to hold small precious items

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