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Knife Sheath

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Object Number:
A436H
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Ainu
Provenience:
Japan
Shiraoi
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Wood
Description:
Makiri (マキリ). Knife sheath. Small, curved sheath with notch at back. Rope wraps over sheath/loops. Same carving both sides. Circles at center with fish scales in triangles at blade connection.
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. 86 pg. 49
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