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Scattered Leaves Etched African Gourds


  • A traditional decoration from Kenya, these hollowed gourds with their beautiful leaf design are painted then hand-etched by Nairobi artisans.

    Because gourds are an organic item, each shape is completely one-of-a-kind, and designs will vary as well. Size: 8" D x 8-10"T.

  • At the Ndima Crafts' finishing shop in Nairobi’s industrial district, roughly a dozen artisans of varied ethnicity transform raw materials into art under the leadership of Charles Ndibe. Charles' exacting standards of quality and friendly demeanor make him one of Swahili Modern's most reliable vendors. 

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