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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 17:38 GMT senna3
Wonderful piece of art!
Jun 16 2007 17:46 GMT pacoromero
Espléndida serie, saludos
Jun 16 2007 20:08 GMT aquiles PRO
MARAVILLOSA PIEZA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!... me pregunto si este Arte se continúa haciendo hoy en dia .
Jun 16 2007 20:58 GMT Milibuh
Sí ...se sigue haciendo, hay mates preciosos , voy a ver si consigo alguno ...
Jun 17 2007 01:09 GMT jceca PRO
it's great that somebody do this today, still ...
wonderful work !!!!!
Jun 17 2007 01:22 GMT Poulet PRO
Jun 18 2007 23:06 GMT JJAP
Mi hija tiene una que trajo de Perú. Son unas verdaderas obras de arte!!!!!!!!!!