This larger sized gourd was painted with an organic laca or lacquer (made from insect parts), allowed to dry and then beautifully painted in Olínala, Guerrero, sometime in the past. The skill of these artisans is so impressive. The lids fit perfectly and don't fall into the gourd (like some do) and they can be used to store things or just for looking at. The stem of the gourd sprouts out the top. A lovely, unique gift. This is an older gourd, very sturdy and in excellent condition. No chips or stains. Lid fits well.
state of origin: Guerrero
dimensions: approx 5" wide and 4.5" tall