This decorative item is a dried calebash also known as gourd. In old Japan they were used as a drinking bottle hung on your obi sash. In modern time they often serve as collectors items and decorative objects. It is handpainted with a blue crysanthemum flower by Swedish artist Anna Maia. It can be used as a hanging or standing decoration on its own or paired with other objects of beauty.
This is an unique artobject, only one item of this is made.
Dried calabash, Winsor & Newton Oil colour, sealing coat, string for hanging purposes.
Height approximately 19 cm