Primitive Gourd Cupboard Hanging with Autumn Flavor
Enough with the warm weather, I am thinking of Autumn which was my inspiration for this next unique offering.
This "one of a kind" creation using interesting shaped gourds was almost like working with pieces of a puzzle that have to fit properly into that specific shape. These gourds were hand chosen to hang strategically and this was no easy task but the time and effort were worth it.
After these were laid out, holes had to be drilled to accommodate the string for hanging each gourd in place. The curvy necks were positioned to form a cluster that creates a cascading effect that I am sure your cupboard door will adore!
I also added Indian corn and the kernels have a chocolate brown and midnight black primitive color that compliments the gourds very well. Aged cheesecloth was wrapped on the top and bottom gourd to add softness and lend contrast to the mix. Beautiful dried quince with the most wonderful pumpkin color accents the cheesecloth splendidly. A jacaranda pod was tied at the long end of the cloth and adds another natural element to this rustic creation.
These gourds have great subdued colors of Autumn and the striations and markings are all unique to that specific gourd. The last gourd can be hung from the neck which just slips over the body of the gourd above it. I will send a picture of this position and also mark this gourd for reference. This piece does hang flat against a cupboard door or a wall if you choose to hang it on your Shaker Peg Rack.
Another idea is to hang this creation on your front door as it promises to make you and your homestead happy in celebration of this glorious season! Enjoy!
This gourd hanging is 23" tall, 8 1/2" @ the widest point (Across) & 5" deep.
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