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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 20:10 GMT aquiles PRO
APARTE DE LA BELLEZA DE CADA UNA DE LAS PIEZAS , LA FOTO ES ESPECTACULAR !!!!!!
Jun 16 2007 20:59 GMT Milibuh
Aquiles estoy lanzando de a pocos las fotos que tomé en el museo, tú sabes que son pocos los interesados ...lamentablemente.
Jun 17 2007 01:15 GMT jceca PRO
do you really think that ? i mean, your answer to aquiles ...
well, probably it's true ... lke uploaded some great collection of sculptures made by rodin and there are just a few comments ... mostly mine ...

oh well .... it's a pleasure for the eyes of us, pocos !!!! :-))
and i full agree with aquiles ... this photo is piece of art, for itself !!!
Jun 17 2007 01:17 GMT Poulet PRO
Precious work of arts!!!

FT1