Ritual calabash
Ethiopia
20th century
18” high (46 cm)

Palm Wine calabashes for communal drinking are an intrinsic part of all ancestral rites, death celebrations and initiation into secret societies. The sinuous sculptural shape was carefully molded while the gourd was still growing, the surface is well oiled and shows a variegated color patina.

Price on request

 

Andres Moraga
moraga@lmi.net
andresmoraga.com
510-717-9149

Andres Moraga :: Ritual Calabash, Ethiopia