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Gourd Collection

Background imageGourd Collection: Tomando Mate - Argentina

Tomando Mate - Argentina
Gaucho taking mate in Argentina. Tomando mate or " taking mate, " is a cultural practice, which refers literally to drinking a semi-bitter herbal infusion of crushed yerba mate leaves in

Background imageGourd Collection: Nigeria, Sokoto - Carving gourds

Nigeria, Sokoto - Carving gourds Date: circa 1920s

Background imageGourd Collection: Angola, Africa - Marimba Players

Angola, Africa - Marimba Players
Luanda, Angola, Africa - A local band with seated Marimba players

Background imageGourd Collection: Varieties of squash, pumpkin and gourd, Cucurbita pepo

Varieties of squash, pumpkin and gourd, Cucurbita pepo and Cucurbita maxima. Handcoloured lithograph from Louis van Houtte and Charles Lemaires Flowers of the Gardens and Hothouses of Europe

Background imageGourd Collection: Frenchman with large gourd in a market in Montaigu-de-Quercy

Frenchman with large gourd in a market in Montaigu-de-Quercy
Frenchman with a large gourd on a market stall in Montaigu-de-Quercy in the Tarn-et-Garonne department in the Occitanie region of southern France

Background imageGourd Collection: Woman of Senegambia beating cotton, 18th century

Woman of Senegambia beating cotton, 18th century. She beats the raw cotton instead of carding it. She sits on a wooden bench in front of a thatched hut

Background imageGourd Collection: Melonleaf gourd, Cayaponia laciniosa

Melonleaf gourd, Cayaponia laciniosa (Bryonia laciniosa). Handcoloured lithograph from Louis van Houtte and Charles Lemaires Flowers of the Gardens and Hothouses of Europe

Background imageGourd Collection: Hawaiian chief and wife, and masked warriors in a canoe

Hawaiian chief and wife, and masked warriors in a canoe
Kalaimanokahoowaha or Kanaina, Hawaiian chief with helmet and cloak made of feathers, and Poeta, his wife, in a feather lei necklace and beads in her hair

Background imageGourd Collection: Tools, weapons and instruments of the Camacan people, Brazil

Tools, weapons and instruments of the Camacan people, Brazil
Tools and weapons of the Camacan people of Bahia, Brazil. Bow 1, arrow 2, 3, woven apron 4, bag 5, headdress with foliage 6, a gourd percussion instrument or kechieeh 7

Background imageGourd Collection: Bitter gourd or bitter melon, Momordica charantia

Bitter gourd or bitter melon, Momordica charantia
La Momordique de la Chine. Bitter gourd or bitter melon, Momordica charantia. Handcoloured etching from Pierre Joseph Buchoz Collection precieuse et enluminee des fleurs les plus belles et les plus

Background imageGourd Collection: Chinese men hunting wild ducks with decoy

Chinese men hunting wild ducks with decoy gourd hats in the river, Qing Dynasty. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Andrea Freschi after Antoine Cardon from Henri-Leonard-Jean-Baptiste Bertin

Background imageGourd Collection: Snake gourd, Trichosanthes cucumerina

Snake gourd, Trichosanthes cucumerina (Serpent cucumber or hairblossom, Trichosanthes colubrina). Illustration by Lady Sarah Williams

Background imageGourd Collection: Pumpkin or white gourd, Cucurbita pepo

Pumpkin or white gourd, Cucurbita pepo. Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley and Henry Trimens Medicinal Plants, London, 1880

Background imageGourd Collection: Squirting cucumber, Ecballium elaterium

Squirting cucumber, Ecballium elaterium
Squirting cucumber or exploding cucumber, Ecballium elaterium. Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley and Henry Trimens Medicinal Plants

Background imageGourd Collection: Bantu musicians with gourd piano, Central Africa

Bantu musicians with gourd piano, Central Africa
Two Bantu musicians playing a gourd piano looking rather like a curved xylophone, Central Africa. Date: 1922

Background imageGourd Collection: International Woman Suffrage Alliance of Officers

International Woman Suffrage Alliance of Officers
International gathering of well-known workers for womens franchise: prominent representatives of the suffrage societies who attended the international woman suffrage alliance board of officers

Background imageGourd Collection: Nomad musician, Jaipur

Nomad musician, Jaipur
Nomadic musician squats at a ceramics shop in Jaipur, India. Over his shoulder he carries an Ektara, a single string gourd musical instrument

Background imageGourd Collection: Japan - Young Japanese Girl holding cherry blossom frond

Japan - Young Japanese Girl holding cherry blossom frond Date: circa 1903

Background imageGourd Collection: The Ashanti War (1873-74) - Ashanti implements and weapons

The Ashanti War (1873-74) - Ashanti implements and weapons
A. Sanko, musical instrument B. Cushion C. Ashanti Ministers state bag D. Fantee stool, cut out of solid block of cotton wood E. and F. War Greegrees or charms made of leather and straw worked in G

Background imageGourd Collection: Benincasa hispida, wax gourd

Benincasa hispida, wax gourd
Finished watercolour by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771. Illustration annotated Cucurbita pruriens

Background imageGourd Collection: Mayan Myth / Xquiq

Mayan Myth / Xquiq
Popol Vuh, an ancient Mayan manuscript. Princess Xquiq (Blood) picks a gourd from the forbidden tree. It is actually the head of Hunhun- Apu, who impregnates her

Background imageGourd Collection: The Buffoon Calabacillas, 1635-1639, by Diego Velazquez

The Buffoon Calabacillas, 1635-1639, by Diego Velazquez
Diego Velazquez (1599-1660). Spanish painter. The Buffoon Calabacillas, 1635-1639. Prado Museum. Madrid. Spain

Background imageGourd Collection: Moroccan water carrier with containers and bell

Moroccan water carrier with containers and bell
Moroccan water carrier in a street with containers and bell. Date: circa 1930

Background imageGourd Collection: Gourd in fabric and wallpaper patterns

Gourd in fabric and wallpaper patterns.. Lithograph by Schlumberger with pochoir (stencil) handcoloring from Eugene Grassets Plants and their Application to Ornament, Paris, 1897

Background imageGourd Collection: Gourd in wallpaper, stained glass and fabric patterns

Gourd in wallpaper, stained glass and fabric patterns.. Lithograph by Verneuil with pochoir (stencil) handcoloring from Eugene Grassets Plants and their Application to Ornament, Paris, 1897

Background imageGourd Collection: Botanical illustration of the gourd

Botanical illustration of the gourd.. Lithograph by Verneuil with pochoir (stencil) handcoloring from Eugene Grassets Plants and their Application to Ornament, Paris, 1897

Background imageGourd Collection: Regional African music

Regional African music
Native African musician playing a musical instrument, composed of a bow and a hollow gourd. Date: 1868

Background imageGourd Collection: Cucurbitaceae - Gourd

Cucurbitaceae - Gourd
Cucurbitaceae: the gourd tribe. Source: Illustrations of the natural orders of plants with groups and descriptions by Twining, Elizabeth, 1805-1889

Background imageGourd Collection: Magondi music used by snake charmers

Magondi music used by snake charmers
A magondi, an Indian musical wind instrument similar to a bagpipe, made from the outer coating of a gourd. Shown here in use by snake charmers

Background imageGourd Collection: Sheng - Chinese free-reed instrument

Sheng - Chinese free-reed instrument
Sheng (pronounced Shung ) - an ancient Chnese mouth organ, which was the forerunner of modern free-reed organs. The Sheng is a gourd with a flat cover

Background imageGourd Collection: Marimba

Marimba
The Zulu Harmonicon (shown in front and rear view) is also known as the Marimba. Each of the ten bars of wood have a gourd attached, which acts as a resonator

Background imageGourd Collection: Luffa cylindrica var. leiocarpa, gourd

Luffa cylindrica var. leiocarpa, gourd
Finished watercolour by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771. Illustration annotated Cucurbita multiflora

Background imageGourd Collection: Progne subis, purple martin

Progne subis, purple martin

Background imageGourd Collection: Fuegians going to trade with Patagonians in Zapallos

Fuegians going to trade with Patagonians in Zapallos

Background imageGourd Collection: Bryonia grandis, ivy gourd

Bryonia grandis, ivy gourd
Plate 1156 from the Fleming Collection of Indian Drawings, 1800. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageGourd Collection: Jardines House on Inya Lake - Rangoon

Jardines House on Inya Lake - Rangoon - Beautifully manicured garden down to the Lake. Traveller palm - fan shaped, each leaf stalk in joining the main stem forms a gourd-like reservoir of water for

Background imageGourd Collection: Empire Exhibition - South Africa

Empire Exhibition - South Africa
Empire Exhibition - Johannesburg, South Africa, 1936. A group of native ladies carrying large gourds filled with beer on their heads

Background imageGourd Collection: Makusi Weapons

Makusi Weapons
The war weapons of the Makusi tribe of the Rupununi River, British Guyana. The round gourd contains the curare poison. The dart is dipped in this and blown with the pipe. Date: 1930s

Background imageGourd Collection: Pumpkin Spanish Gourd

Pumpkin Spanish Gourd
Spanish gourd or pumpkin


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