Beverly masterfully wraps woven pine needles with red artifical sinew in, out, and through this polished gourd. The "flaws" of the gourd have been carved out and now are features of this gourd as they allow the weaving to dance around it and emphasize it's unique characteristics.
Beverly has mastered many art forms through the years, always creating, always learning. Her knowledge and skill for the perfection of the fine has now transffered over into her latest love: pine needle basket weaving and gourd pyrography.
Each gourd takes its personality from the gourd itself. Beverly says that she lets the shape speak to her and the design flows from that. Each piece is completely unique and original. On her polished pieces, these gourds undergo five stages of sanding to obtain their luster, each stage utilizing a finer and finer grit sandpaper. All the color in the gourd comes from stains, not paint, handpainted on by Beverly with fine-tipped paintbrushes. Stones are hand cut and polished by Beverly's husband to perfection as the crown jewel in the piece.
Pyrography Gourd, "Chancho"
- Measures - appx 7" tall, 7" wide