Laurel Lamb, Curator, University of Arkansas Museum
Carole L. Sherman
Calabash bowls, like this one, were once common in West African countries.
Today, calabash bowls continue to be produced, but on a smaller scale with the widespread availability of plastic bowls.
The donor, Carole L. Sherman, collected the piece during her years in the Peace Corps. Features bird and fish design carved in the basin. Other animals like a snake are carved into the base.
University of Arkansas Museum
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