University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:51-28-3
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Choco
Provenience: Colombia
Rio San Juan
Culture Area: Circum-Caribbean
Section:American
Materials:Gourd
Fiber
Kapok
Length: 8 cm
Width: 7 cm
Credit Line:Gift of H. Kent, 1951

Description

Two small gourds of pear shape, undecorated. Connected with cord by means of permanent stoppers in small orifices. Small round holes cut in bottoms through which kapok, with which they are filled, is extracted for placing around bases of blowgun darts.


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