Plains Indian Knife Sheaths: Materials, Design & Construction Book

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One of the best examples of Plains Indian craftsmanship is the beaded knife sheath, worn by men and women for both everyday and ceremonial use.

Plains Indian Knife Sheaths is a comprehensive, well illustrated resource for anyone wishing to recreates or study the beautifully decorated Plains-style knife sheaths of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Based on over 25 years of research and craftsmanship, the author describes the many styles and variations of Plains sheaths. This book is loaded with complete step-by-step instructions, full illustrations and numerous color photographs of sheaths produced by the author, plus actual Native American sheaths from both museum and private collections.

Detailed illustrations show common and atypical sheath shapes, bead layout patterns, construction techniques and adding ornaments such as tin cones, fringes and beaded drops. Crafters can use this book to reproduce sheaths that are unique, yet historically accurate. Plains Indian Knife Sheaths is a valuable resource for the crafter, collector and Native American researcher.


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