Pre-Boxed Bottle Gourds come in a variety of sizes to choose from:
Small Bottle Gourds Range in Size from 5” to 6.9” in diameter
Medium Bottle Gourds Range in Size from 7” to 8.9” in diameter
Large Bottle Gourds Range in Size from 9” to 10.9” in diameter
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.
Gourds are often referred to as 5" or 6" or 7" etc., but they will be bigger because of how we price them. For example, a gourd that passes THROUGH the 7-inch ring on our sizing board is priced and referred to as a "6-inch gourd," even though it could be as big as 6.9 inches. Click on the "How Gourds Are Priced" tab above to see how we price our gourds.
Bottle Gourds can be cut and made into 2 different art pieces: the bottom creates a pot and the top of the gourd is turned over and made into a small vase as shown in the art pieces here by Gloria Crane.
Pictured here: Gourd Art by Gloria Crane as seen on DVD "Carved Gourd Pot with Hand-Leather-Look and Textured Patina"
Pictured here, the top of a bottle gourd made into a mini vase, by Gloria Crane
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.
Shown above, Gourd Sizing Board
Most of the "Pre-Boxed Clean Gourds" are sorted by the following sizes:
Large Size: Approx. 9"-10.9" in Diameter*
Medium Size: Approx. 7"-8.9" in Diameter*
Small Size: Approx. 5"-6.9" in Diameter*
Mixed Sizes: Approx. 5"-10.9" in Diameter*
Please see the size references in the photos below!
*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.Most of the "Pre-Boxed Clean Gourds" are sorted by the following sizes:
Gourds are sized by their diameter, which is the widest point of the gourd straight across.
Shown above, Small Pear Gourds
Shown above, Medium Pear Gourds
Shown above, Large Pear Gourds
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!