Black Floral Etched Gourd Decorative Vase

Fernando and Lidia of Guatemala create this decorative vase from a dried jicaro gourd or dried Mexican calabash. The vase is painted black with a natural lacquer and then etched to create border patterns and floral motifs. The vase stands on a wood ring base. Creating handicrafts from gourds is a family tradition for both Fernando and Lidia.