This gourd is made by old men with a tool called a kayu (knife). The colour of the gourd is a natural light-brown with yellow worn out patches, used to brew pombe (alcohol).


  • Title: Brew gourd
  • Location: Kenya
  • Type: Brew gourd
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Gourd
  • Photographer: GibsPhotography
  • Local Name: Gitumbi kia Nchobi
  • Community: Muthambi
  • Collection Date: 1972-01-28
  • Collected By: Peter Nzuki

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