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[Calabash Bowl]

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Medium:
gourd (carved calabash)
National Origin:
Maroon
Type:
Bowl
Date:
1983
Description:
The calabash tree arguably provides the most important artistic medium for the Maroon people. These trees are scattered about the village and owned by individual Maroon women. Ripe calabash fruit are used to make covered containers, rice mounders, spoons, ladles, bowls, and other house wares. Women carefully shape their bowls and utensils by breaking off pieces with their teeth and smoothing the edges with a knife. She then plans out her decorative design and carves it into the calabash with a broken piece of glass.
Accession Number:
2006.0014.0012
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The Janina Rubinowitz Collection of Maroon Arts
Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum
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