Gourds project

This project was started in the early nineties by modifying Squash (Cucurbita) fruit to create an alternative packaging for plastic bottles in the cosmetics industry. Squash and Calabash are generally smaller compared to bottle gourds and are harder to cure.

Later on, varieties of bottle gourds (Lagenaria siceraria) or Calabash in a variety of shapes and sizes were used instead. Bottle gourds are usually larger and have been used as containers throughout history.

Modified Squash bottle

Modified Cucurbita

Cured Gourd bottles on glass top

Modified Lagenaria