HAND PAINTED COSTA RICA FOLK ART - PARROT IN JUNGLE
(full item description/condition info can be found below story)
Margaret strolled down the streets of San Jose, Costa Rica drinking in the sites and sounds of the bustling mercados. It was the summer of 1989 and this was the her first trip to Central America. The Lincoln City, Nebraska native was beginning her career as a travel writer and this was her first big travel adventure. While walking down a side street, an old man sitting at a small wooden table caught her eye. He was carefully painting a large dried gourd. Behind his table hung a large selection of colorful painted gourds. Sure it was kitschy, and typical tourist fare but there was something about the colorful gourds that struck a cord in her heart. She choose one that had a vibrant parrot perched on a branch in the jungle and paid the gracious man. When she arrived back to her home in the States, she hung the parrot gourd above her desk. For years to come it served as a daily reminder of her love for travel.
For sale is a fun, kitschy souvenir item from Costa Rica. It is a hand painted dried gourd featuring a vibrant painting of a colorful parrot perched on a branch with jungle foliage surrounding. The large gourd measures 13" in diameter (34" circumference) with a hanging hook on the top.
This piece is in very good vintage condition with bright colors and no cracks or splits. There is an area on the back side where the varnish has worn off. If you shake the piece you will hear the dried remnants of the gourd innards rattle around.
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