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Knife Sheath

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Native Name:
Makiri
Object Number:
A436E
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Ainu
Provenience:
Japan
Shiraoi
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Wood
Description:
Makiri (マキリ). Knife sheath. Inlaid leather strip bands at three places. Four-tired, twisted fiber wraps around sheath, through hole at back and into a loop. Carved in parallel half-moons at thickest part with concentric circle motif carved at base.
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. Hiram M. Hiller

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Ainu Bunka Shinkō Kenkyū Suishin Kikō. 2008. アイヌの工芸 : ペンシルバニア大学考古学人類学博物館ヒラーコレクション = Ainu collections : University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Hiller Collections. : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 83 pg. 48
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