||The Maranka or Alligator Gourd has the same general shape of
a dipper gourd but has the unique ridges on the lower part of the gourd.
They are both straight and curved.
||These gourds range in height from 12 to 30" tall.
||These gourds are generally have greater thickness.
||They are hard to craft. They can be made into the birdhouses and
||These gourds can be used with all techniques: plain,
varnished, stained, painted, etc.
||Not as popular as the dipper gourds.