Knife Sheath


From: Japan | Hokkaido | Shiraoi

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Makiri
Object Number A436E
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Ainu
Provenience Japan | Hokkaido | Shiraoi
Section Asian
Materials Wood

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.

Length 23.5 cm
Width 6.3 cm
Credit Line Gift of Dr. Hiram M. Hiller, 1901

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