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Two beaded deer knife sheath
Description Beaded leather knife sheath. Front side features applied loom-woven panel of multicolored glass seed beads in geometric designs, including the profile of two deer at top, on a white bead background. Integrated fringe around sheath consists of twenty strands with designs consisting of either alternating double black and blue pony beads, alternating single red and clear pony beads, or large blue and white tubular beads, each terminating in a red or grey tassel. The loom-woven applied panel terminates in a single tassel at bottom center and consists of the width of five small glass beads. While it's certainly possible this object was collected among the Dakota, the style in which it was made strongly indicates its Anishinaabe origin.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 15 inches length
3 1/2 inches width
2 1/2 inches length (average fringe length)
Nomenclature Sheath (case)
Creation Made by (possibly) Ojibwe Indians
Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made in (possibly) Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made by (possibly) Ojibwe Indians
Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made in (possibly) Minnesota, United States
Indian. Armaments. Tools & Equipment. Edged
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 2011.94.2