Boab Nuts

These exquisitely carved boab nuts are from the Kimberley region, the boab tree (a bottle shaped tree also found in parts of Africa) produces boab nuts from May - September, the dry season.  To collect nuts for carving they are either picked up off the ground, after they have fallen from the tree or picked from the tree and left to dry for a few weeks. Collecting nuts is often a social occasion and my be part of 'women's business' or 'men's business'.

Approx Height: 6cm


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