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Small spherical bottle gourd about the size of a soccer ball with a short neck at the top. The gourd is wrapped in a network of coconut fibre string in bands seven strings wide. Where they cross and in between these bands are tufted with red and blue green fibres. The gourd has a carrying strap of plaited coconut fibre also.

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