Tanzanian gourd drinking vessel

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Container used for milk, blood and wine. The Masai tribe collect cattle blood and milk in these gourds.
Elongated gourd with a leather strap that runs under the base of the gourd and up one side to form a leather handle, with a gourd lid attached to one end. There is decorative red, white and blue beading where the leather is attached to the gourd. There is also a small circular beaded decoration above this.
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Wooden gourd, leather, plastic[?] beads.
460 x 105 x 110mm - HxWxD [verified]
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Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
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