This is a beautiful Burnished and Etched Giraffe Gourd Bowl from the Gogo Tribe of West Africa. A Calabash is a Gourd, and it's incredible how many uses it has in West Africa, especially in rural areas. These gourds get hollowed out and dried and immediately put to work. Most of the time they are used as kitchen sets or musical instrument. Gourds are an integral part of the everyday life in Africa. Calabash are used as storage for dry goods, and basins to carry water, and clean dishes or laundry. Smaller calabashes are used to drink and eat from, especially for palm wine. Calabashes are also important for West African arts: bowls are sometimes beautifully decorated with carvings, and they can be cut into pieces and carved into stamps to be used for Adinkra cloth. There are also various instruments made with these gourds, like drums, the Kora, and the Balafon. This Gourd is just beautiful with its rich color and unique shape. It would be a wonderful gift or just look beautiful in your home.
Shows age and wear
8 Inches Tall
4 Inches Wide
3.5 Inches Deep
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