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gourd bowl decorated with yarn and string
  • unknown Hausa-Fulani maker
  • gourd bowl decorated with yarn and string, 1982
  • Where object was made: Mubi, Nigeria
  • gourd, yarn, string, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 5 x 13 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 15/16 x 5 1/8 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • C2011.004

Small bowl made from a dried gourd. The inside of the bowl is undecorated and light tan in color. On the outside of the bowl, the body is decorated in bands of color made from dyed string that is wrapped around the walls of the bowl. The colors of the strings are blue, red, green, white, black and yellow. The center circle on .004 is blue. Around the edge of the bowl is a band of yarn loops. The yarn loops are in blocks of color in bright pink, black, and green.