Gourds

By | 2017-09-28T13:37:43+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Products, Uncategorized|

Gourds are used by people throughout the world for musical instruments, including shakers, maracas, drums, horns, marimbas, and various string gourds resembling a banjo. Other uses include pipes, masks, canteens, water jugs, dippers, birdhouses, bath sponges, and decorative gourds with intricate etched designs. So important were gourds to Haitian people in the early 1800s that [...]

Decorative Gourds

By | 2017-09-20T14:10:06+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Profiles, Uncategorized|

What can you do with a common gourd? Gourds come in all sizes and shapes, and many are suitable for carving. Gourds are members of theĀ CucurbitaceaeĀ (curcurbit for short) family, which produces hard-shelled, mostly edible fruit. It is a very large family with more than 100 genera and 1,000 species. It's interesting to note here that [...]