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This elaborately carved oblong bowl is made from the gourd-like fruit of a calabash tree called the higüero. This common material was used in the construction of different types of domestic items, especially in rural areas.
Description (Spanish)
Esta vasija apaisada de elaborado tallado está hecha con el fruto del higüero. Este material se utilizaba comúnmente para la confección de diferentes tipos de utensilios domésticos, especialmente en las áreas rurales. En Puerto Rico, utensilios de este material se denominan ditas.
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Object Name
bowl, dita
Date made
20th century
Place Made
Puerto Rico
Physical Description
gourd (overall material)
overall: 9 cm x 23 cm x 19.2 cm; 3 9/16 in x 9 1/16 in x 7 9/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Teodoro Vidal
Daily Life
Puerto Rico
Household Tools and Equipment
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Cultures & Communities
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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