Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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gourd container
  • Australian Aboriginal peoples
  • gourd container, late 1800s–1995
  • Where object was made: Australia
  • gourd, incising
  • Object Length/Diameter: 64 x 11.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 25 3/16 x 4 1/2 in
  • Gift of Beatrice A. Wright
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3687

The long, cylindrical gourd has one end cut off. The surface is decorated with vertical stripes of overlapping lines that give the appearance of braiding. It is darkened.