Collection: Fenn

Item Number: FCKNFS1105

Category: Knife-Knife Case

Region: Plains

Tribe: Crow

Period: 1850-1875

Materials: Rawhide, paint, glass beads, red wool, buckskin, otter skin, red and blue ocher.

Description: One piece painted rawhide sheath with red wool cloth and sinew sewn beaded decorations around the outside. Two beaded tails each hold charms. A beaded top flap holds the knife secure. The back is plain but covered with red and blue ocher. A thick buckskin belt is stitched threw two slits in the back. Otter skin tabs hang from each side of the top flap.

Dimensions: Length of sheath 12.5 inches total length 16.5 in


Hanson, James A., Spirits in the Arts: From the Plains and Soutwest Indian Cultures, The Lowell Press, Kansas City, 1994, pp 36

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