All posts tagged: Calabash

Additions to EA748 Wodaabe, Niger

As you might have seen on Instagram, we were recently handed over a number of beautiful calabashes and lids by Mette Bovin as an addition to her overwhelmingly rich collection from Wodaabe, EA748. Today we invite you to enjoy the beauty of the calabash carvings […]

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Medicine Calabash – Tanzania

Hush, hush… we’re gonna let you in on a little secret here! In Kisukuma, a calabash is called itolo. However, a calabash used to carry water is called kisabo, which actually refers to the calabash being large in size. This calabash contains medicine and therefore it’s a ntumba gwa bugota.  […]

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Ritual Calabash – Uganda

Join us on a trip to Uganda guided by our guest blogger Sophie Hooge Seebach, PhD Scholar at the Department of Anthropology, Aarhus University:  What do the voices of the dead sound like? In Acholi, Northern Uganda, the spirits of the dead do not disappear […]

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Calabash – Nigeria

So, you know how we often expect men to do the hard physical labour and women the more delicate stuff. Well, when it comes to this calabash, those roles are turned around. Nigerian women use their calabashes to carry food and other goods on their […]

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