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Calabash Gourd Brown Cameroon West African Art

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Title Calabash Gourd Brown Cameroon West African Art
Type of Object Calabash or Gourd
Country of Origin Cameroon
People Unspecified
Materials gourd
Approximate Age 20th century
Height (in) 15
Width (in) 8.5
Dimensions Height: 15 Inches
Width: 8.5 Inches
Height: 15 Inches
Width: 8.5 Inches
Overall Condition Good to fair. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
Damage/Repair dirt, general wear, worn patina; see pictures for detail.

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A calabash container made by an unknown people in Cameroon. Calabashes have historically held an important placew in the lives of West and Central Africans.  Used for milk, beer, water, and medicines, they were part of both daily life and ceremonies.