Dipper Gourd Kit (U.S. History)


The danger of attempting to escape from the southern states to Canada and the bravery of the people who attempted this journey or helped along the way is undeniable. The Drinking Gourd constellation, as Africans and African-Americans called the Big Dipper, pointed to Polaris, the North Star.  Freedom lay to the North, so following the Drinking Gourd gave a general guideline. Now you can paint it with the colors of night sky and the pattern of the big dipper constellation and then hang it up for decoration. When you look at it, remember the men and women who ran the underground railroad and the people who used the north star to guide their journey to freedom.

Additional information

Weight 2.5 oz

What's included?

Kit includes everything needed to decorate a dried dipper gourd:
  • Dipper gourd
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brush
  • Historic Information & Instructions Sheet

Image note:

Please note that your kit may differ in slight cosmetic ways from the image.


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