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Maasai Gourd - Kenya ( #0058)

Price: $235.00





"I HOPE YOUR COWS ARE WELL", THIS IS THE GREETING A MAASAI GIVES TO HIS FRIEND WHEN THEY MEET ALONG THE PATH OF THE SAVANNAH. THE MAASAI ARE COMPLETELY DEPENDANT UPON THEIR CATTLE, FOR THEY RECEIVE THEIR DAILY NOURISH MENT FROM THEM - BOTH MILK & BLOOD. MIXED TOGETHER THESE 2 ELEMENTS FORM THE TRAD ITIONAL DRINK OF THE MAASAI: THE "SAROI". CALABASHES FOR COLLECTING AND STORING MILK & HONEY BEER ARE MADE FROM GOURDS, WHICH ARE CUT FROM THEIR VINES, DRIED, SCOOPED OUT INSIDE, AND DECORATED WITH BEADS, COWRIES AND A LEATHER STRAP.
25.5"x 6.5" x 6" - on its custom base 26" x 4" square.

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