Artist: John Gibson - Using various styles, techniques, and natural materials, John Gibson presents these gourds, blending the past and present with a touch of art. Color is obtained by using dyes, all designs are etched into the gourd. The designs and motifs often represent certain Native American tribes or regions such as the plains or the southwest areas. With reasonable care as with pottery or glass, these gourds can last a lifetime. Some fading may occur if exposed to direct sunlight for long periods of time. Dust with a damp cloth.