Knife Sheath, Part of War Outfit
Arts of the Americas
Rawhide, pigment, beads, nails
late 19th-early 20th century
Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
Sheath for a large knife of rawhide partly painted red with beaded decoration in white, orchid, blues, red and yellow. The sheath is also studded with a few nails along the edge. A triangle is cut out from the hide on one side. This is part of the group purchased as belonging to Red Cloud.
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Oglala, Lakota, Sioux. Knife Sheath, Part of War Outfit, late 19th-early 20th century. Rawhide, pigment, beads, nails, 13 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (34.3 x 11.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 26.788. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 26.788_PS1.jpg)
overall, 26.788_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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