‘Kalebas’ by Harvey Lisse
Kalebas is how we call this kind of squash or gourd in Dutch. In Suriname this is being used in multiple ways.
In the Maroon culture they serve as serving dishes, storage trays and cups.
With the smaller bowls water is given to little kids; medium-sized bowls with beautiful decorations for meals;
little decorated bowls for washing rice, and large, undecorated bowls for ritual use according to the Winti culture.
The ‘kalebas’ is often used during a ‘wasi, a ritual cleansing bath, where we use the kalebas to scoop the water that
has been infused with aromatic liquids, herbs and flowers.
About the artist
Harvey Lisse (1984) comes from an artistic family. Suriname to him is his home, roots, love, family, but above all pure beauty. For inspiration Harvey researches his predecessors. African-American and African photographers in particular are of his interest. By capturing the beautiful black people of Suriname in a positive and beautiful manner, Harvey is making an effort to make the world a better place.
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“Kalebas” by Harvey Lisse
50 editions, size 40 x 60 cm
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