This is a beautiful incised and designed large gourd vegetable dyed bowl rattle with leather trim and cowrie shells from Burkina Faso. This traditional instrument is used in village ceremonies by dancers and musicians. Gourds are one of the earliest domesticated plants, and have developed in tandem with human civilization. In Africa, calabash gourds were sculpted into pipes, horns and drums. This wonderful gourd bowl rattle would be a wonderful item to display on a stand or wall in your home or to give as a gift. Makes a great sound!
Size: Approximately 4.5" H x 9.5" W x 9 3/4" D
Place of origin: Burkina Faso
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