This is a two in one gourd. It can be just a very decorative gourd or you can convert it to a bud vase gourd! You can add a few real flowers, dry flowers or maybe several cool feathers would look nice...It's up to the owner! The gourd is decorated with two spirit horses & four spirit hands. The top is done in golden buckskin with a double braided top (one you see here & there is one on the top rim). It is trimmed out with pheasant feathers & brass beads in between both sets of hands. Leather dyes were used & polished up with neutral shoe polish. it measures 7 1/2" tall & 7 1/2 to 8" wide. With the bud vase it is 9 1/2" tall. Very different piece!