Dakota beaded knife sheath

Dakota beaded knife sheath


A Dakota, possibly Yankton, beaded knife sheath dating to the last quarter of the nineteenth century. Two beaded tassels are attached to the sheath's bottom; one tassel ends in metal cones. A string ending in metal cones connects the sheath's sides on either side of its opening. The reverse side of the sheath is undecorated save for a few rows of blue beads near the opening.

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