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This series is for all Fotothingers interested in peruvian art and for all my friends that encourage my shots...
I understand that not all people here is interested in culture so dont' worry !!!!
I am not going to count how many comments I get...

Mates Burilados:

The legendary “ bulgaris gourd “ known as “ mate” in Peru, is the basis of the fine art of the : mate burilado.

These gourds stand out for the vitality of the thick but steady lines, which etch out scenes of everyday life in the Andes.

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.

Today, the central Andean department of Junin and specifically the districts of Cochas Chico and Cochas Grande are the main production centers of mates burilados.

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Jun 16 2007 17:59 GMT abojovna PRO
Thank you, my friend for this presentationn! Wonderful traditional art series!
Jun 16 2007 18:19 GMT Satto
GREAT and intresting art series.....nice of you to show us this:-)
Jun 16 2007 20:00 GMT aquiles PRO
Jun 16 2007 20:51 GMT BRUGGE
very creative work!
Jun 16 2007 21:53 GMT JJAP
Creo que es casi un deber utilizar medios como FT para dar a conocer nuestros paises, sus culturas y tradiciones!!!!!!!!!!
Para mi el tema es especialmente interesante ya que mi hija ha venido trabajando desde hace ya casi tres años en el tema de la artesanía.
Jun 16 2007 23:41 GMT ashdad PRO
Beautiful combination of images!
Jun 17 2007 00:36 GMT LizSA
I like the colour and the combination.....great series.....!!!
Jun 17 2007 00:42 GMT Milibuh
El día que fui al Museo de la Nación, me acordé de ti cuando vi la colección de retablos...te la tengo pendiente Jaime; saqué 260 maravillosas fotos pero hay que lanzarlas de a pocos .
Jun 17 2007 01:07 GMT jceca PRO
i told you before i wanted to be an archaeologist ...
so, here is my comment .... gorgeoussssss, all of these things !!!!! :-)
Jun 17 2007 01:24 GMT Poulet PRO
Precious and informative series!
Thanks for sharing this very interesting series, Nora! :)))
Jun 17 2007 02:30 GMT wifey
Great collage of art… thank you for sharing.
Jun 17 2007 06:18 GMT senna3
Fantastic collage of a wonderful Peruvian Art Series!
Jun 17 2007 11:06 GMT sini
Beautiful colours and series!:)
Jun 18 2007 19:22 GMT fhelsing PRO
beautiful series!
Jun 21 2007 13:52 GMT SIGMUND
Fantastic collection!!!
Jul 05 2007 18:44 GMT Ometepe
Bellisimo collage, muy armonioso e interesante