Gourds with Southwestern Motifs

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Gourds with Southwestern Motifs

Author: Bonnie Gibson

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781600595486

Page: 160

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Gourds -- with their infinite variety of unusual shapes and sizes, and their smooth surfaces -- have provided a perfect canvas for artists in the American Southwest over many years. It's easy to carve, paint, and stain them, and add embellishments like beads and feathers. These beautiful projects, including rainsticks, masks, and bowls, reflect the traditional designs, techniques, and colors that are indigenous to this region.

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