Collection: Fenn

Item Number: FCKNFS1806

Category: Knife-Knife Case

Region: Plains

Tribe: Sioux

Period: 1875-1900

Materials: Cotton, buckskin, dyed quills, tin cones, blue wool, glass beads, wood, brass beads.

Description: Buckskin front with quilled geometric designs and both sides trimmed with black, red and yellow beads. The back is cotton cloth with two quilled geometric designs. A Thin wooden slat fits inside the case to protect the soft backing when a knife is inserted. Three long, quilled leather thongs hang from the bottom, each trimmed with a brass bead and two tin cones that are stuffed with blue wool. Blue beads trim the mouth and a quilled carrying strap and two quilled decorations adorn the top.

Dimensions: Length of case 9 inches


Hanson, James A., Spirits in the Arts: From the Plains and Soutwest Indian Cultures, The Lowell Press, Kansas City, 1994, pp 24

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