Primitive Canteen Gourd with Hand Stitched Fall Leaves Awesome
A Blessed Autumn to all! Gourds are so popular especially this time of year and with the nice selection of shapes, sizes and colors Mother Nature provides, you can't seem to acquire enough! This gourd was born and raised in Alabama and is called a Canteen gourd because of the shape. The beautiful mottling and colors of deep mustard, licorice, nutmeg browns and buttermilk lend the perfect primitive color palette!
I used old boucle wools, and a early piece of blanket along with a contemporary piece of black wool to fashion the Maple Leaves. The fabrics were all aged, hand cut and one was placed on top of the other to form a double leaf which adds color contrast. I hand~stitched the vines in the leaves, freestyle and added a piece of homespun wool to tie these to the gourd stem. I purposely took image #2 with the flash on so you can see the detail in the leaves as well as the gorgeous mottling in this gourd.
What a great size, not too large but big enough to stand out on a farmhouse table or on a large breadboard sprinkled with fall leaves, pods and the like. These gourds are all one of a kind as size and color will vary slightly. Embrace this wonderful time of year with primitive Autumn delights your homestead will adore! Enjoy!
Canteen Gourd measures almost 7" across the bottom & is 2 1/4" Tall, not including the stem, 3 1/4" with the stem.
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