Collection: Warnock

Item Number: WC8308030

Category: Knife-Knife Case

Region: Northeast

Tribe: Ojibwa-Chippewa - Northern Ojibwa

Period: 1825-1850

Materials: Knife case: Native tanned hide; dyed and natural porcupine quills; Red glass seed beads; tin cones; dyed red horsehair. Knife: Steel; bone; copper.

Description: Front of knife case is decorated with two panels of loom woven quillwork. One panel runs vertically and has stepped triangles and diamond motifs. The top horizontal panel has bands of alternating colors. Dagger style knife has bone handle and copper rivets.

Dimensions: Length (case without strap) 10.25 inches 26.1cm; Length (knife) 9.375 inches 23.8 cm.


Alexander Gallery
Epic Fine Arts Co./Masco Corp.


Akicita, The Southwest Museum, Los Angeles, May 17, 1983 - July 10, 1983
Splendid Heritage, The Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, February 10, 2009 - March 1, 2010
Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wy, May 1, 2010 - October 31, 2010
Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, Mo, Febuary 12, 2010 - April 24, 2010


Warnock, John and Marva Warnock, eds, Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art, University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, 2009, pp 71

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