Yoruba Calabash Bowl

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Yoruba Calabash Bowl

65.00

The Yoruba people of western and northern Nigeria are well known for their use of gourds, including traditional art applications. The calabash, a hard-shelled gourd, is dried and carved with motifs ranging from symbols of gods, to flora and fauna and simple geometric patterns.

The calabash is typically used in the kitchen to serve food and drink, but it is also used for special occasions and rituals. For example, calabashes holding the kola nut are presented to wedding guests as a symbol of hospitality and friendship.

Each piece is an original work of art from the Calabash artisans and has many uses. We have seen them hung as wall decor or used as a bowl to serve dry snacks at the table.

Size: 7”D x 4”H

Care instructions: Wipe clean with a dry or damp cloth.

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