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Smithsonian Henna Gourd Pouch
Item #23465
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Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

The intricate designs of these striking black and white Smithsonian Henna Gourd Pouch, Tote and Drawstring Bags were inspired by the motifs pyro-engraved on a Nigerian henna gourd in the collection of our National Museum of African Art. Fully lined, these Smithsonian exclusive bags feature trade bead zipper pulls and drawstring accents. The zip-top Pouch features 1 interior pocket. The Tote and Drawstring Bag (adjustable shoulder strap), each feature 3 interior pockets, 1 zippered. Cotton/polyester. Imported. Each will vary slightly.

Pouch Orig. $35.00 NOW $19.99
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.
Pouch, 7"h. x 10"w.; Tote, 12"h. x 19"w.; Drawstring Bag, 15.7"h. x 12.5"w. with 14.5"l. drop.

Customer Reviews

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By lola
June 19, 2017
"I plan to use this as a Christmas Gift in 6 months. It is attractive and well-made for the slightly Boho woman,"
By G'ma
Central New York State
February 11, 2017
"I purchased the tote bag when I was in DC last summer. It has been a pleasure to use, so I grabbed the pouch when it came on sale recently. I use the tote as an adjunct purse. It holds my writing supplies, an extra pair of shoes, even a very small folding footstool, but still doesn't overwhelm my size. I'm using the pouch to hold items next to my chair in the living room - things I routinely use, and would put in a drawer, if I had one close enough. The pouch holds scissors, pen, sticky notes, needle and two spools of thread, cough get the idea. Someone else might use it as a clutch purse; it has one interior pocket. The texture of the fabric is pleasing. The zippers work smoothly on both bags. The zipper pulls simply feel nice in the hand! They are large enough, weighty enough, to be easy to grab, even with winter gloves, and they look good, too. These bags were some of my best purchases recently!"
By Pixiegen
Altadena, CA
April 04, 2016
"I found NOTHING wrong, everything is great, very pleased with the quality, design softness and can be used for most occasions!! I had purchased all three to give one away but, I'm keeping all three, will have to purchase another for my friend, that's how much I like them."