Desert Shekere – OOAK Gourd Sculpture Made In Hawaii

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This stylized rendition of a West African percussion instrument in soft patina has the botanicals of Australia around the rim. The beading is a collection of handmade polymer beads, lava, glass, and bone as well as Fair-Trade wooden beads suspended on dyed nylon string. Pyro-etched, painted, and dyed, and completely sealed inside and out.


Medium: Gourd
Size: ~13" x ~8"


About The Process ~ Jaz’s Story

“I am completely self-taught and continue my education by every means possible. Being easily bored I am both struck by the variety of works that can be done on, in, and with gourds, but I am equally interested in the history of gourds and their various functions. It has become my passion and a full-time job that I love. Each gourd is an experiment, and I am usually delighted with the outcome. I hope you enjoy them too!”

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