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calabash cover
  • unknown Fulani maker
  • calabash cover, 1925–1990
  • Where object was made: Nigeria or Chad
  • grass, plastic, coiling
  • Object Diameter: 47 cm
    Object Diameter: 18 1/2 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • PG2008.091

Flat calabash bowl cover, made by coiling. The inner bundle of the coils are grass, wrapped in alternating circles of light blue and white plastic strands. At the center of the cover, there is a translucent, light yellow plastic knob.