Gourds can be used for a myriad of craft purposes.
Photo courtesy Robert Hasselberg
This African shekerie (gourd rattle), created by Ginger Summit, uses about 150 beads
Cleaning off dirt and mold is the first step toward creating a beautiful work of art from a hard-shell gourd.
Photo courtesy Richard Hasselberg
""Humpback Whale? by Sam Ponder
Photo courtesy Jim Medeus
Ginger Summit, author and gourd artist, surrounded by hard-shell gourds.