It is a tiny gourd with pointille decoration with a lid on the leather thong. This is for the little girls practise gourd. She is 10 and she is practising so that she can beautify her milk gourds when she is grown up. She uses it to drink her own milk.


  • Title: Milk Gourd
  • Location: Kenya
  • Type: Milk Gourd
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Gourd
  • Photographer: Gibsphotography
  • Local Name: Chepkut
  • Community: Pokot
  • Collection Date: 1974-08
  • Collected By: Jean Brown

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