A TIME HONORED PERUVIAN TRADITION
Peruvians have been carving gourds to record myths, stories and family celebrations for thousands of years, and in the small town of Cochas, this art has been passed down through generations. Gourd artists today keep impressing the world with their creativity and refined craftsmanship.
Andean master carvers travel to the gourd fields on the Peruvian northern coast to ensure and inspect the quality of the raw materials.
In the Andean mountains of Peru, in a tiny village of 50 families, fine gourd carving has been practiced for generations.
Long ago, Native Americans recognized the benefits of bringing purple martin colonies to their villages and so they would hang.