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Smithsonian The Artful Hand of Henna Scarf
Sale Price: $19.99
Original Price: $35.00
|A Smithsonian Institution Exclusive|
A celebration of traditional henna designs and the hands that receive them, this Smithsonian The Artful Hand of Henna Scarf makes a striking accessory. Polyester. Imported. 58"l. x 14"w.
These stunning Smithsonian-exclusive designs reprise the intricate pyro-engraved geometries of a Nigerian henna gourd in the collections of our National Museum of African Art. After beautifying henna motifs were drawn on a woman’s hand, she placed her arm in the gourd to protect the pattern until the dye stained her skin.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.
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