container (containers)

A container made from a whole gourd with the lid cut out in a 12 pointed star shape. The whole of the outside has been intricately carved with scenes of people and animals. This includes; people eating at a table inside a house, lamas being loaded with goods, a dog and birds, a cow being milked, men playing instruments, a bull, men fighting and 2 men in an early car with a crank handle. These details have all been picked out in orange and brown pigments.

Collection Information

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