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Traditional Gourd Art

 

 

Gourds are found in a wide range of shapes and sizes and are members of one of the largest botanical families, the Cucurbitacae family, which includes melons and squash. Traditional Native artists know that only three types dry with a hard shell and this separates a gourd from a squash. These days, dried gourds (intended for gourd art) may be gotten from gourd farms and farmers' markets, rather than grown from seeds, which is very time consuming.

 

Would you like to learn about gourd crafting?  Be sure to visit the many  pages of the following web site for free tutorials and projects, including step by step photos'.  The site offers some hard to find supplies and tools as well as a sampling of  current gourd art available for purchase.

 

http://www.arizonagourds.com/

 

 

 "How to build a Native American Dreamcatcher" instructions.

Just click on the above link !

 

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