Friday, April 25, 2008

Show and Tell Friday

Several years ago we were presented with a beautifully carved gourd by friends who have worked for years as Wycliffe Bible translators. The gourd was carved by Quechua Indians in the Peruvian Andies to commemorate the completion of the New Testament into their native tongue.

It is a beautiful work of art that I never seem to tire of studying. I've snapped several photos to try to show the details in the carvings:

Check out Kelli's Blog for other Show and Tell items!


  1. What a special gift that commemorates something so precious! Very meaningful. I will have to show my son who is really into translation. He will appreciate the depth of what it means. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Hi Becki,

    I LOVE your gourd!!!!! That is so very neat. I used to pray with my roommate in College for a translator that worked in Tibet.

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving the comment on my blog. Hope to "meet" up with you again!

  3. WOW! Someone hand carved this!?
    It is truly an amazing work of
    art, so detailed.

  4. What a beautiful gift. And what a wonderful occasion it represents.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciate the comment. Have a blessed weekend.


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