Hello, my name is Liudmila. I was born in Lithuania, have family roots in Russia, but now I live in Norway:) I can't tell anything astonishing about myself... I'm not registered in the Guinness Book of Records, haven't invented the bicycle and wasn't elected as a president :D I'm an ordirary person with simple hobbies - love travelling, reading books, meeting my friends, I just love life as it is, with all advantages and disadvantages. I just have an interesting hobby - I collect bookmarks :) I'm a passionate bookmark collector and hope to find more collectors, exchange bookmarks with them, show my collection to others and have a look at other collections :) You can contact me, if you're interested in bookmark exchange :) Hope to find friends from all over the world :)

Friday, September 30, 2011

The Carved Gourds(spanish-Mates Burilados) are a tradition of central Peru.

This of the ancient art of carving on gourd plants. At the end of the cord is attached a small piece of gourd showing this type of art. It bought in  the international book fair in Mexico.
Historically, Andean people used gourds to store food and to this day they are used for storing salt and spices or drinking chicha and mate.
Archaeologists in Peru recently discovered a deity figure on a gourd carved over 4,000 years ago.

Thank you, Hope :)

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