Beaded knife sheath

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Description A scabbard for a large utility knife collected among the Dakota circa 1900. The sheath consists of two sewn-together leather sides in a truncated cone shape. The front is heaviliy beaded with small glass beads in a bisected format with a four pointed star at the opening and a pattern of sinuous leaves on the body. Tin cone jingles are sewn into the seams at the sides and the juncture of the bisection. The reverse side has a loop for hanging off a belt and a small beaded four pointed star. Leather thong for hanging.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 11 inches length
3 1/2 inches width
1/2 inch depth
Nomenclature Sheath (case)
Creation Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made in United States
Subjects Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made in United States
Used in United States
Collected in Fort Totten, Benson County, North Dakota, United States
Indian. Armaments. Accessories
Dates Creation: Approximately 1900
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 6015.1

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