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Nativity Gourd Ornament

$ 14.00

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These stunning natural gourd ornaments were hand etched and painted in rich detail, and have tiny dried seeds inside that rattle quietly when shaken! Beautifully crafted, display this ornament front and center on your Christmas tree this year telling multiple stories of hope! 


+ Made in Peru
+ Dimensions: 2 1/2"dia 
+ Shapes and sizes will vary slightly. 
Your purchase creates a sustainable livelihood for Peru's poorest residents by supporting small artisans in slum settlements of Lima and rural villages through training, resources, and markets to sell their handcrafts. Your purchase also helps preserve Peruvian handcraft traditions.


These intricate nativity gourds were hand-crafted by artisans in Lima, providing a long-term trading partnership and interest-free advance payment for orders. Through sales of their products, more than 350 artisans in Lima and throughout Peru benefit from advances on their orders, technical assistance, help with new product design, and training in areas such as administration, accounting, and production. Artisans also devote 20% of profits to social work, providing warm meals, school uniforms, and school supplies to poor children and scholarships for children of artisans.