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This gourd bowl features 12 beautiful yellow ginkgo leaves "falling" all around. The leaves were drawn, then pyroengraved (woodburned) stained and painted so that the natural mottling of the gourd shell shows through. I painted the background black and added a decorative dot design on the rim. The exterior is finished with clear gloss sealer and the interior is painted flat black. A lovely combination of Autumn symbols... ginkgo and gourd for your home decor!
This is a good-sized gourd, approx. 4 1/2" tall, 7 1\/2" diameter, 24" circumference. The roomy opening measures approx 5 1/2". Safe and eco-friendly-- I grow my gourds using organic methods. Gourds are cured, cut, cleaned inside and out, and then designed. Signed on the bottom. Gourd art from the ground up!
Ginkgo biloba-- also known as the Maidenhair Tree is considered a living fossil. It was thought to be extinct, until a small grove was discovered growing in a remote area of China. It's said that ancient monks propagated the remaining trees and may be the only reason this beauty has survived to modern times.
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