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Some dried gourds I spotted in a market in Safranbolu. I had seen these used as lanterns in Gmşlk and as decorations in other parts of Turkey.

The calabash gourd or water pumpkin is first dried, then painted. It is used primarily as a container rather than a food source.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calabash

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