peruvian gourd birdhouses

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These imaginative, hand-crafted birdhouses bring the ancient art of Peruvian gourd carving to life in your backyard. They'll add whimsical detail while providing housing for birds like purple martins, who will fill your yard with song while helping to keep away pests.

The art of gourd carving was developed in Peru over the course of 4,000 years. Artisans carefully scrape away the green outer layer, and dry them in the sun. They use sharp knives to score lines into the yellow surface, and use fire to shade their distinctive illustrations with browns and blacks. Each birdhouse has a shaded, 1.25" diameter opening and three drainage holes.

Because these are made from natural gourds, each one will have unique variations. To extend its usefulness, hang it in a dry location and take it down during the winter. In hot areas, drilling additional ventilation holes near the top is recommended. Handmade in Peru.

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Handmade
Item ID
21622
Made from
metal, string, natural gourd
Measurements
approx. 6.5" H x 3" Dia.
Notes
For a safe nest, make sure to hang your gourd bird house away from bird feeders and away from cats and predators.
Care Instructions: As this birdhouse is an organic gourd, it thrives best in a shady but dry and hot environment. We recommend taking your birdhouse down in winter and shaking out nesting materials, or bring indoors for never ending enjoyment.
There is a removable stopper in the bottom of each birdhouse to make cleaning easier.
Please note due to the natural gourds used in creating these beautiful birdhouses, sizes may vary from 6.5" -8" H x 3" - 4" D.

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