These carved gourds have intricate carvings that have natural elements.
The designs feature carvings of flowers, animals, and nature scenes. They each can be perceived as natural ornaments that illustrate history and culture at its finest. It can also tell a story of how nature is an important part of life and what it has to offer. The historical movements depicts in each gourd also shows variety and unity of how each element comes together in one sculptured piece.
There is so much fine detail that you can actually see the texture embedded through the actual carvings. Sunderland emphasizes that these carved gourds were inspired by ancient cultures around the world where nature is often depicted as a spiritual and religious practice for people.