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Calabash Shells Instrument

Calabash Shells Instrument
Calabash Shells Instrument

Designer: Patrick


These are unique handmade Calabash instruments covered in shells. Calabash is the term used for artefacts made from the hard shell of a fruit in the gourd family "Lagenaria siceraria."  Once the calabash is dried and hollowed out, it is used as a traditional African percussive instrument.

Diameter: ~17,0 cm / 6,7 in

Height: ~30,0 cm / 11,8 in

Weight: ~ 0,6 kg / 1,32 lb

Patrick from Nairobi is the artisan behind these beautiful handmade piece. He has been working in this industry for almost two centuries and specialised mainly in beaded placemats, wooden bowls and sculptures.

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