Making Cups from Gourds

Another surprise today in Agua Buena, Panama. We noticed some old cups in the cupboard of a neighbor, and before we knew it we were off to get some gourds to make bowls and cups “tradicional’. Select your gourds.

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Cut off the top which also becomes the base and clean out the contents very well.

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A lot of elbow grease, sanding, and decorating and you have a beautiful set of durable, traditional, Panamanian bowls and cups. Also nice to have our visitors make their own souvenirs. Very cool. 

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And here is a cup ready for etching and paint. I love this place!

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