Knife Sheath


From: Northern Plains

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 86-35-294
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Blackfeet
Provenience Northern Plains
Culture Area Great Plains Culture Area
Date Made 1800-1986
Section American
Materials Hide | Bead

Native tanned hide, pieced together on back, with hide fringe running along right proper edge. Beaded front consists of three inverted stepped pyramids with pendant. Diamonds in red, blue, yellow, and silver beads against a white background. Beadwork done in spot stitch using commercial thread. Overall condition good with some bead loss at very top and bottom. Some of the metallic silver beads have begun to rust. Inside the sheath is a wooden board with the word 'STARCH' on one side in red and writing in what might a sub-arctic language on the other.

Length 31 cm
Width 9 cm
Credit Line Gift of George and Henry J. Vaux, 1985
Other Number 58 - Collector Number

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