Kuba Black Pouch

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Inspired by traditional Kuba textiles from the Democratic Republic of Congo, artisans in Kenya print this bold black pattern by hand and add a beaded tag as a nod to their Maasai craft traditions. The cotton canvas pouch is a perfect size for toiletries, pens and pencils, or a healthy travel kit containing your mask and hand sanitizer.

Museum Story

The National Museum of African Art began as a private educational institution in 1964 to promote cross-cultural understanding in the social sciences and arts. Founded by Warren M. Robbins, it was known as the Museum of African Art and located on Capitol Hill in a townhouse that had been the home of Frederick Douglass, the African American abolitionist and statesman. In 1979 the museum became part of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research complex dedicated to the increase and diffusion of knowledge.


  • Pattern placement may vary in each one-of-a-kind item
  • 100% cotton
  • 11"L x 6"W
  • Zip closure
  • Spot clean only
  • Handcrafted in Kenya
  • Symbolic 36° diagonal stitch, representing the factory location in Kenya, is located on the front