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Quillwork: Knife Sheath w. Quilled Geometric Design

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Knife Sheath w. Quilled Kapemni Design

Made of rawhide, this hard-sided sheath is covered with a soft braintanned buckskin. The front is quilled in rich hues of red with designs in blue and yellow; the back reveals soft, supple nature of the leather.

The upper portion of the sheath features squares of blue with yellow accents (often referred to as a "filled up" design); the lower portion is decorated with a Kapemni design in yellow. The Kapemni - the rhythmic triangular shapes - is often used to visually express the belief in the actions of the living are reflected in the afterlife.

A single dangle made of yellow horse hair, tin cones, and a wrapped quillwork strand hangs from the bottom of the case.

The sheath is sewn together with sinew and also features sinew stitching around the lip. The quilled design is done using the plated technique. The spine and lip of the sheath are further accented with turquoise and black glass beads. The back includes a leather belt tie.

Availability: In stock


Additional Information

Additional Information

Artist Chris Ravenshead
Art-Style Contemporary Native Design
Tribal Association Non-Native American, Custer, SD
Dimensions Length 9 | Width 3 inches
Details The quilled dangle adds an extra 7 inches in length.
Product ID decr7