Tuesday, 24 November 2009

The Delaney Turner Collection, Item #995

Hand-carved Gourd, Circa 2007

Purchased after much haggling at the Otavalo market in Ecuador for a now-forgotten sum, this is one of the owner's favourite pieces and enjoys premium placement on the knick-nack shelf. A common sight in many of the craft markets around Quito, this particular example is decorated primarily with musical motifs (harps, horns, etc.) and agricultural scenes no doubt familiar to most Otavalenos. A piece marvelled at by the owner for the sheer number of hours it must have taken to create and the tremendous attention to detail. "I absolutely love this piece," says its owner.

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