Collection: Fenn

Item Number: FCKNFS225

Category: Knife-Knife Case

Region: Plains

Tribe: Crow

Period: 1850-1875

Materials: Rawhide, paint, sinew, wool cloth, glass beads.

Description: One piece geometric painted rawhide sheath that is sinew sewn around the outside. Glass beads are also sinew sewn. A beaded top tab holds the knife secure. The back is plain except for a green line that follows the outside of the sheath near the red cloth decoration. Two cuts in the back hold a buckskin belt loop and two beaded tails are tied to the bottom.

Dimensions: Length including tails 16 inches


Dick Frost


Hanson, James A., Spirits in the Arts: From the Plains and Soutwest Indian Cultures, The Lowell Press, Kansas City, 1994, pp 25

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