Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Gourd by Perry Riley

Perry Riley made this Gourd. He used a powder horn from Jim Dreeslar's collection for inspiration. It is featured in Jim's book..."The Engraved Powder Horn", pages 114-115. Besides this approach to his work, Mr. Perry has many other ways of decorating a Gourd, one should check him out, he is quite talented.

The beads are all 17th to 18th century originals, no repos.

 I think this fellow is overlooked, he has many ways of decorating the simple Gourd. Beautiful!

 More about Perry and his work can be found here.

Copy and photos supplied by Tom Connin.


  1. Perry's work is the best.
    His color work is great.
    If you do not know about his work look him up you will be glad that you did.


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