lime gourd

small spherical lime gourd, phyrograved with rounded zig zag and scroll design accentuated with little circular details. Stopper of rolled pandanus leaf produced wrapped in a platted sheath of split vegetable fibre in natural and dark brown colours. The gourd is pierced in one place and the coconut fibre cord is knotted inside. This cord is strung with a pierced white egg cowrie and is then tied around a small hardwood spatula which terminates in four bladed tear dropped shaped finial of cross shaped section.

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