Collection: Fenn

Item Number: FCKNFS525

Category: Knife-Knife Case

Region: Plains

Tribe: Crow

Period: 1875-1900

Materials: Leather, glass beads, buckskin, brass tacks, red wool.

Description: One piece saddle leather sheath with sides stitched together with sinew. Five brass tacks and geometric bead designs decorate the outside and two rows of blue seed beads stitched on red wool material complete the trim. A flap and beaded tab hold the knife secure. Two bead wrapped tails hang from the foot. On the back are two holes that secure the buckskin belt loop.

Dimensions: Length 10.5 inches tail length 11 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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