It is a gourd shaped in two balls, the small one on the top and the larger one down. It is blackened but the colour has to come of mainly in the middle of the largest ball. The gourd was used by medicine men to keep medicine.


  • Title: Medicine Gourd
  • Location: Kenya
  • Type: Medicine Gourd
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Gourd
  • Photographer: Gibsphotography
  • Community: Kamba
  • Collection Date: 1973
  • Collected By: Mutysia Mutui

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