Decorative gourds have a hard, thick, outer shell. In ancient times, they were made into containers to hold food, musical instruments and ritual objects, and used for games.
Today, decorative gourds are grown for artistic purposes and the satisfaction of restoring an ancient craft. This fruit is not widely known, but on our farm in Moshav Nov in the Golan Heights, we organically grow a variety of decorative gourds.
I take the gourds and create vessels and unique works of art; no two are alike. I also conduct workshops in my studio in which we paint the gourds or make them into planters and lamp shades, using a number of techniques.
*The workshops are open for ages 14 and older.