Tito Medina Artisan Story
Tito Medina belongs to the fourth generation of gourd carvers; his parents Eulogio Medina and Guillermina Salome, are from
Tito and his family run Medina Handicrafts – a company that exports hand crafted gourd ornaments, masks and musical instruments. The family employs about 20 gourd artisans from the area in their engraving workshop at
Watch the carving process and learn more about the history of this ancient craft.
Tito Medina has also been invited to various events and fairs to demonstrate and teach his gourd-engraving craft. Since 2002, Tito has periodically participated in workshops in the
Sorting and preparing gourds. Image credit: One World Projects
Packing finished gourds for export. Image crdit: One World Projects