Please Note: The photos are meant as a general representation of the shapes of gourds you can expect to receive. Because gourds are a natural product, they are not guaranteed to sit flat and may have a round bottom (this is especially common in Tall Body gourds).
These bottle gourds are some of the nicest gourds we have available! Because of this, we often have limited quantites available, and they sell out fast, so grab them while you can! If you're looking for bottle gourds with beautiful shells with no cracks and minimal mottling, then these are the ones for you. Please keep in mind that no gourd will be perfect and that variation is to be expected.
For some inspiration, we've provided art work shared with us from our customers below:
Gourd lamps are very popular. Fiona Verlinde made this stunning lamp with an orca whale.
Carolann Chambliss created this beautiful, vibrant bottle gourd art piece.
Karin Clem Bradshaw woodburned this bottle gourd with kokopelli figures.
Bottle gourds are great for making snowmen! Here's two adorable examples made by Cindy Woodside Lauderback.
Lois B Durant made the perfect scarecrow for fall.
Shown above, Gourd Sizing Board
This is how we measure our gourds:
*Please note: Gourds will be bigger than the size shown on the sizing board because there is a range from one size hole to the next. For example, a gourd that sits on the 9-inch ring and passes through the 10-inch ring on our sizing board is priced as a 9-inch gourd, even though it could be as big as 9.9 inches. Watch our Gourds 101 video to see how we price our gourds. Gourds are sized by their diameter, which is the widest point of the gourd straight across.
Because gourds are a natural product, these may have a slightly asymmetrical shape, or shell blemishes in an inconspicuous area, but they are still fabulous gourds!
As always, Pre-Boxed gourds have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied, simply return the entire box for a full refund!*
*For Pre-Boxed gourds, refunds are given on the entire box, not individual gourds. Sorry, we cannot refund individual gourds from a Pre-boxed group because the price reduction offered on these boxes (as compared to Custom Order gourds) is based on the group of gourds as a whole.
Pre-Boxed gourds are offered at a substantial discount from Custom Order gourds. If you do need gourds to meet your exact specifications, you are able to place a Custom Order and get the exact gourds you need.
Looking for gourds to make a Hawaiian Ipu drum (Ipu Heke Ole)? The box of Bottle Gourds will probably not work, and the best way to get Ipu gourds is to place a Custom Order.
Ipu gourds must be hand-selected by our staff to make sure they have the right neck size (small enough for the dancer’s hand), that they sit flat, and that they are symmetrically shaped. Ipu gourds are quite specialized as compared to other “bottle” gourds, and they are priced as a “Custom Order” gourd. For more information on how to place a custom order, Click Here!
Below you can see the size ranges available in each of our three boxes which is held by one of our staff members.
5” to 6.9” diameter Bottle Gourds
7" to 8.9" diameter Bottle Gourds
9" to 10.9" diameter Bottle Gourds
Please Note: Gourds are a natural product and each one is different.
Photos are meant to be a general representation and do not represent the exact gourds you will receive.