Collection: Warnock

Item Number: WC8710011

Category: Knife-Knife Case

Region: Northeast

Tribe: Menominee

Period: 1825-1850

Materials: Native tanned and black dyed deerskin; dyed and natural porcupine quills; white glass seed beads; red silk ribbon.

Description: Front of knife case is partially quilled with a running hourglass pattern in red and white quills with diamond motifs in blue (faded) within the larger design. Back flap of case is edged with silk, quills and white beads. Case appears designed to hold two knives.

Dimensions: Length 11.25 inches 28.6 cm.


Ruth Hutchins, Ohio
Richrd Pohrt Collection, Flint, Michigan
Alexander Gallery
Epic Fine Arts Co./Masco Corp.


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


Penny, David W., Art of the American Indian Frontier: The Chandler-Pohrt Collection, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, 1992, pp 71, Fig. 5
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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