Gourds are the fruits from the family of flowering plant species, Cucurbitaceae. Amongst the ones you will probably be familiar with are Marrows, Cucumbers, Pumpkins & Melons. They are one of the earliest domesticated types of plants and have had numerous uses throughout history, including use as tools, musical instruments, objects of art and food. This one is a huge example measuring a massive 65cms long (Rubber “Rapunzel” Annie and torso used for scale). Very tactile and unusual object of interest.