Peace In Many Languages Gourdhead Peace Salam Shalom Peace - shipping included

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We can't say it enough: Peace in many languages of the planet including Lakota, Japanese, Hawaiian, and gobs more. Beautiful words legibly flow in and around one another. Tracing their path creates a moment of quiet thought, a bit of peace in a hectic day. Under one eye: Salam. Under the other: Shalom. Give Peace A Chance runs the length of the nose. A lovely blue rhinestone on the side of the nose sparkles when light flashes just so.

My gourdheads are botanically prime gourds. Each facial feature is created from gourd pieces and shards, except the obvious stuff: the eyes are upcycled bottle caps, the lashes: curled and painted wire, the teeth: old beads, earbobs and odd bits of sparkle and shine: bits of jewelry.

Bottlecaps spelling out peace, and peace signs and yin yang 'caps create a firm hairdo.

The gourd is approximately 11 inches across ear to ear, and approximately 4 inches front to back.

I keep things simple: a discreet hole is drilled in the back of the gourd. Drive a nail or screw into the wall, line the hole up with the nail head and slide the gourd on. Ambient light can produce lovely shadows on the wall.

I like the juxtaposition of the organic gourd paired with industrial dross, producing a contemporary art piece.

Tell me about your loved one. I create one of a kind gourdheads covered with words and phrases that describe the quirks and life of the recipient.

The gourd will arrive in a recycled shipping box, nested in recycled packing material. A gourd sheet providing a brief overview of humankind's long relationship with gourds, and a hand-painted gift bag, and tissue (both made from post-consumer paper) included so you're good to go for gifting.

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  • Reviews From Etsy

    Reviewed by cbpb

    Fabulous, fabulous, TEN star experience... way more fun than even the pictures can show. Ultimately chic and eternally pleasant! :o]

    Reviewed by Cathy

    My Hickory spoon is beautiful! It will be displayed for awhile before I can use it. I love to just look at the quality work and beautiful wood.

    Reviewed by julsjam

    Red, Green, Silver Mosaic 8" Mirror Star Suncatcher Christmas three hundred sixty five days a year! It's so sweet and sparkles, sparkles, sparkles! The box was packed and shipped in no time! Luv it! Great service!

    Reviewed by zabrnaz

    Thank you so much for my beautiful memorial urn! It's beauty and sentiment touches my heart every time I look at it. Your patience and dedication to every detail is greatly appreciated, as is your talent and passion for the beautiful artwork you create, which shines at every angle. Thank you and looking forward to ordering again in the future!!!

    Reviewed by anuckols

    The gourd turned out great and I have my Buddy's ashes in a nice place that is not depressing (like the urns you can get when your dog is cremated). Jan is very responsive and the images of my dog on the gourd bring back great memories. The whole process of sending images for the gourd made a very depressing loss much more bearable. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by julsjam 

    I love it! I have wanted this piece for quite some time. . packed and shipped to perfection! Many Thanks!

    Reviewed by Christine Wilson

    Wonderful seller and unique artwork. I love these pins! Thanks so much!

    Reviewed by sneikirk3

    wow! it's amazing. My husband and I lit it right after I opened it. Our daughter will LOVE it! Thanks so much. And the natural coloring is perfect.

    Reviewed by Christine Wilson

    These are just wonderful, thank you so much. Talented artist and excellent customer service.

    Reviewed by julsjam

    What a wonderful piece of art! It's stunning and's a box! This piece is one of the finest gourds I have ever seen. Beautiful art and very thick walled! It should last for hundreds of years. I read about the artist; Jan Meng in a book titled; "Beyond the basics gourd art" by David Macfarlane. I have also seen her on T.V. and in galleries. I have collected gourd art for many years now. I must say she is at the top of her field and highly respected for her art! The piece was shipped at lighting speed and arrived in perfect condition! It was a pleasure dealing personally with Jan Meng! She kept me informed on every step of the shipment and it was packed to perfection. I must say I got a great deal on the piece! I have seen her work go for much more in the galleries. I will check etsy for more pieces. My fellow gourd art collecting friends are green with envy that I purchased a Jan Meng piece! I'm thrilled!

    Reviewed by eggshellmosaicgirl

    Thank you so much for your assistance in surprise delivery of my order. The mystery remains...for now. It's perfect. Your wonderful pins are out anonymously spreading good will in the universe! Thanks so much.