The legendary bulgaris gourd, known as mate in Peru, is the basis of the fine art of the mate burilado. The oldest carved gourds date back 3,500 years and were found in the Huaca Prieta temple (Chicama Valley) on Peru's north coast. Another variation is that of miniature drawings, which can only be made out with a magnifying glass. The technique involves etching fine lines into the gourd with a scalpel called a buril, creating a series of drawings that generally represent active scenes of farming life. An original Christmas ornaments with the Holy Family. Handmade by Peruvian artisans using ancient techniques and a unique style dating from the Colonial Period. Using local clay and natural paints. It is style by hand and all the details are also hand painted, giving a special finish to an awesome product. Listing is per one piece. 3"x3”approx. * As all of these products are handmade, expect minimal variations between models . ** Shipped through USPS First Class Mail. *** Orders take up to 2 days to proceed, after which they take between 2-5 days to be delivered. So, please, order in advance. **** If you are interest in wholesale please contact us.