GROUP OF LOVELY DECORATED AFRICAN CALABASH/ GOURDS
Period/Date: Early 20th century
Materials: Natural gourds, leather, twine, wood, beads,
Dimensions: see individual images
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I believe these gourd containers are from Ethiopia. The large one has a band of incised decoration around the rim. They measure 10" tall and 14" by 6.5" wide. Pair sells for $175
This impressive gourd with carved geometric decoration is from the Oromo
people of Ethiopia and is the work of one of the non-Islamic groups. It measures 9.75" by 5.5" and sells for $200
These gourds measure about 7" tall. The one on the left is likely N. African. The pair sells for $50
Here's a well used smoking pipe gourd with stone pipe bowl (possibly Cameroon).
14" tall by 6.5" wide $100
This elegant Japanese zoomorphic gourd appears to have been manipulated with constricted midsection and crooked neck. The undulating neck and slightly protruding stem suggests a bird. Its dried contents rattle around inside. It has been well cared for and has acquired a warm patina from handling. It retains a red suspension cord.
Large Kenyan Milk Gourd, Likely Massai. Beautiful stitched repair on the side. Carrying strap
is severed on one side. 17" x 7.5" SOLD
This pair of attractive gourds with woven basketry work and strap handles are likely from Cameroon. They measure 14" tall by 7" wide and are in excellent condition.