Fulani Calabash Bowl – West Africa


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The Fulani women who live as semi-nomads use their intricately carved calabashes as status symbols and to carry milk from one camp to another, or to the market. They wear a hair protector between their head and the calabash for balance, and protect the milk from spoiling by creating a woven grass lid that is placed on top. The Fulani calabash bowls are made from the calabash fruit, that is then hollowed and beautifully handcarved with stunning african and geometrical patterns. These bowls can be functional or decorative, and can be elegantly displayed on a stand. – Size: 40cm diameter (measurements approximate) Origin: West Africa

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