Collection: Fenn

Item Number: FCKNFS1145

Category: Knife-Knife Case

Region: Plains

Tribe: Crow

Period: 1850-1875

Materials: Rawhide, brass tacks, glass beads, buckskin, paint.

Description: One piece red painted rawhide sheath that is stitched together with heavy hemp string. Brass tacks and geometric beaded designs decorate the outside and two rows of white seed beads are stitched on red wool cloth that makes the perimeter. A beaded flap and tab hold the knife secure. Two round holes in the back hold a belt loop made of buckskin.

Dimensions: Length 13 inches width 4 inches


Hanson, James A., Spirits in the Arts: From the Plains and Soutwest Indian Cultures, The Lowell Press, Kansas City, 1994, pp 26

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