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Botswana Kanye Households People Lands Cattle-post Crafts


Gourds are typically planted on the “stick fence” at the Lands

Matured gourds drying on the roof at the Lands. The insides are hollowed out carefully to leave the shell. This is then cooked  to harden it further e.g. whilst brewing beer

Gourd producer with her wares.- Water container. Beer gourds and beer servers.

She also makes winnowing baskets and clay pots.

Beer Gourds

in common use at all traditional occasions

Note a gourd server is being used to pour the beer into the drinking gourd

N.B. The men are sitting on their kgotla chairs