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decorative carved gourd
  • Hausa-Fulani peoples
  • decorative carved gourd, 2001
  • Where object was made: Kano, Nigeria
  • gourd, paint, string, carving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 4 x 22 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 9/16 x 8 11/16 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • On view: Brosseau Learning Center, 318
  • C2011.009
Description

Decorative plate or shallow bowl made from a dried gourd. The plate is slightly convex and the convex side is carved in low relief and painted. The plate is carved with a plant growing from a white flower pot with a blue base. The plant has long black branches with green leaves and one large red flower with a white center. At the top of the plate there is a hole drilled through and a piece of white plastic string is looped through it for hanging on the wall as decoration.