This Gourd starts with the natural color of the gourd (background). The horses are a rich blend of leather dyes, starting with black and fades out with browns. Outlines of the horses are wood burned in. The bottom of the gourd that portrays the ground also fades from black to different shades of brown.The top rim is adorned with real black horse stitched with black sinew. It measures about 7 1/2" tall & 8 1/2" wide.