Yoruba Calabash Bowl

Art Object

Yoruba Calabash Bowl

Art Object

Multiple Sizes
Vintage
Nigeria
$375 Sale

The Yoruba people of western and northern Nigeria are well known for their use of gourds, including traditional art... READ MORE

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Provenance

Vintage
Nigeria

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

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This wallhanging is hand carved from a calabash gourd.

Dimensions:

Extra Small: 12" Diameter, 5.5" Depth

Small: 14" Diameter, 9" Depth

Medium: 16.5" Diameter, 10" Depth

Large: 19.25" Diameter, 11" Depth

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*Please note that as unique, handmade art, no two pieces are ever exactly the same and color varies across monitors. Our website photos are a close representation of this work, but may not be identical to the piece you receive.

Provenance

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