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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
Beautiful!
Jun 16 2007 20:14 GMT aquiles PRO
....SI, LA TRADICIÓN CONTINÚA !!!!1 PRECIOSA...pareciera que las casas y sus techos estivieran acompañando el movimiento de los músicos y bailarinas !!!...la foto sugiere un gran formato, aunque me imagino que es casi una miniatura.
Jun 16 2007 21:18 GMT Milibuh
Hay de varios tamaños, los más pequeñitos son los más cotizados y no los trabajan con lupa....acá hay un centro aretesanal donde se les puede apreciar trabajándolos...
Jun 17 2007 00:37 GMT LizSA
beautiful........I like it...!!
Jun 17 2007 01:10 GMT jceca PRO
what a happy one !!!!!
Jun 17 2007 01:19 GMT Poulet PRO
Very beautiful one!!
Thanks for the info. Nora. My husband should love it!! He graduated from a faculty of arts (majoring in etching). I'll call him to see this!!! :)))
Jun 17 2007 02:26 GMT Milibuh
Thanks Pou ... we are sharing about our cultures...

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