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This is not just a gourd, it is a child-pot which symbolises the first-born son a girl will have. This attractive object plays an important role in the relationship between the girl and the name giver of the child, who isn't actually the spouse. What wonderful symbolism! Alongside the aesthetics and rich symbolism of the objects, it's primarily the great memories of the preparations for the Omo exhibition which make these objects my favourites.

— Koeki Claesens