Fruit of a vegetable plant or a little tree, the calabash can grow to an imposing size and exists in several shapes: spherical, flat, bottle-shaped, pear-shaped, club-shaped. Once hollowed out and dried, its shell is extremely hard and impermeable.

A symbol of fertility, a sign of affluence and opulence, it is used everywhere in daily life in West Africa, in the kitchen (containers, bowls, spoons, ladles, gourds), as a utility object (tobacco holder, jewelry box, makeup box, etc.), decorative, ritual or for the transportation of merchandise.

The calabash is also used to fabricate many traditional percussion instruments: balafons, baras, berimbau, calabash drum with cowrie shells, djabara, kora, maraca, m’bolon, n’goni, sanza, sokou, African water drum...

The calabashes we offer come from Burkina Faso, Mali or Niger. They may be played with bare hands, with ringed hands, or may be used to fabricate or repair your percussion instruments.

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    Round calabash for sale - Ø8-12 cm spherical calabash Ø8-12 SPH CALABASHØ8-12 CM SPHERICAL CALABASHES
    2 € the calabash
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    Round calabash for sale - Ø13-16 cm spherical calabash Ø13-16 SPH CALABASHØ13-16 CM SPHERICAL CALABASHES
    2,50 € the calabash
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    Round calabash for sale - Ø17-20 cm spherical calabash 17-20 SPH CALABASHØ17-20 CM SPHERICAL CALABASHES
    10 € the calabash
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    Round calabash for sale - Ø21-25 cm spherical calabash 21-25 SPH CALABASHØ21-25 CM SPHERICAL CALABASHES
    20 € the calabash
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    Round calabash for sale - Ø26-30 cm spherical calabash 26-30 SPH CALABASHØ26-30 CM SPHERICAL CALABASHES
    30 € the calabash
  • Round calabash for sale - Ø31-35 cm spherical calabash Ø31-35 SPH CALABASHØ31-35 CM SPHERICAL CALABASHES
    40 € the calabash
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    Round calabash for sale - Ø36-40 cm spherical calabash Ø36-40 SPH CALABASHØ36-40 CM SPHERICAL CALABASHES
    50 € the calabash
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    Round calabash for sale - Ø41-45 cm spherical calabash 41-45 SPH CALABASHØ41-45 CM SPHERICAL CALABASHES
    60 € the calabash
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    Round calabash for sale - Ø46-50 cm spherical calabash Ø46-50 SPH CALABASHØ46-50 CM SPHERICAL CALABASHES
    70 € the calabash
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    Round calabash for sale - Ø51-54 cm spherical calabash Ø51-54 SPH CALABASHØ51-54 CM SPHERICAL CALABASHES
    80 € the calabash
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    Round calabash for sale - Ø55-60 cm spherical calabash Ø55-60 SPH CALABASHØ55-60 CM SPHERICAL CALABASHES
    90 € the calabash