Calabash art

Calabash Art

Sanaa Gateja

Material: Calabash

Location: Strathmore Business School

The calabash (gourd) is one of Africa’s earliest cultivated plants, dried gourds come in a remarkable variety of shapes and sizes and are used for many purposes, notably for holding food and drink but also as decorative objects which are painted, incised or enhanced with burnt designs, shells or glass beads.