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One of a Kind African Animals Tall Dark Decorative Gourd

Swahili Modern


  • Using dried gourds which grow prolifically in Africa, artisans in Kenya complement the organic shapes that the gourds possess to make beautiful decorative ornaments. A variety of hand painted safari animal embellish this decorative piece.

    There is ONLY ONE of this style. Size: 18" tall, 13" wide.

  • Gourds, also called calabash, are a sustainable, organic vessel made from the dried shells of squash or pumpkins. In Kenya, the dried gourds were traditionally used as a bowl for food or for storing water. Today, Kenyan artisans incise gourds as a decorative art form featuring intricate, traditional motifs.

Vendor: Swahili Modern

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