Vintage small gourd with Mimbres animal design Christmas ornament Southwestern decor


Here you have the option to select from among five small gourd ornaments--depending on availability--featuring Mimbres style designs in black with turquoise color and copper color paint. The pieces are finished in a smooth high gloss, which deepens the color of the gourds. Small wires are firmly secured into the gourds for hanging. You can hear the dried seeds inside some of the gourds. As the pieces are unsigned, or signature obscured over time, we cannot say for sure that they are Native American made or Mexican; hence, we call them Native inspired.

The five are all different sizes and shapes and designs. Buy one, a combination, or all. You may only select from available ornaments. The three shorter gourds are each $22 and the two longer ones are $24 each. The gourds and their descriptions are:

• Frog (first gourd in Photos 1 and 5): Measures about 4" tall from the top of the eye hook to the base of the gourd. Features a toad with a long squiggly tongue and webbed froggy toes. Has a criss-cross pattern on its back and dots inside the diamonds created by the hatchmarks.
• Fish (Photo 2 left): Measures about 4-1/2" tall from the top of the eye hook to the base of the gourd. Features a fish with teeth and eye and gills, plus a criss-cross pattern on its side and dots inside the diamonds created by the hatchmarks.
• Musician S(hort) (Photo 2 right and first gourd in Photo 3): Measures about 4-1/2" tall from the top of the eye hook to the base of the gourd. Musician appears to be sitting while playing, and has a dot pattern on her skirt.
• Antelope (Photo 4 left): Measures about 4-3/4" tall from the top of the eye hook to the base of the gourd. Antelope has wide horns that look like floppy ears and a diamond on its side with five dots inside.
• Musician L(ong) (Photo 4 right): Measures about 5" tall from the top of the eye hook to the base of the gourd. Musician is standing while playing, and has zig-zag borders on dress.

A touch of the Southwest for your tree.


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