African Calabash Carved Gourd Elephant Buffalo Birds Vintage
Vintage West African Carved Calabash handcrafted The calabash is used as a vessel in many ways in Africa and as in all African utilitarian objects, art and representations of the elements of life and the earth are detailed on these living works of art. The revered elephant, bird and buffalo are surrounded by tribal design and symbols on this calabash.
There are visible signs of pitting, age and use. The calabash is carved and used as it is found and if it has opened, that area is patched as is done with the calabash either when it is new and open or after much use. This calabash has gently cracked near the neck of the vessel as shown on the upside down photo and on the bottom patch.
The color is richer than shown in the photograph.
Approximate Dimensions: 17" H X 18" D X 49" Circumference