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Brisia Carved Gourd Bowl

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Destination: Oaxaca, Mexico

We purchased this lovely hand-carved, hand-painted gourd bowl at the workshop of siblings Vicente and Brisia Hernandez. Vicente and Brisia are 3rd generation artisans who’ve been practicing their craft for 40 years; he carves, she paints and the result is truly something special. The Hernandez workshop is located in San Martín Tilcajete, one of two major centers for alebrije—the fantastically painted folk art sculptures that owe their life to one ill artist’s fever dream.


In 1936, Pedro Linares, an artist who specialized in papier-mâché piñatas, masks, and Judas figurines, fell gravely ill. As his fever soared, he began to hallucinate that he was walking in a forest. He felt p... Read More

Details and Dimensions

7" D, 3" H

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