The striking design of this beautiful Smithsonian Mende Textile Pen is adapted from an early 20th-century blanket (kpopko) woven by the men of the Mende community of Sierra Leone. Superbly balanced, this brass-barrel ballpoint pen deploys with a twist. The Smithsonian sunburst adorns the cap and clip. Handsome Smithsonian gift boxing. Takes widely available Schmidt refills.