Woman's knife case

Native American, Lakota
about 1890

Object Place: United States


Overall: 48 x 16 x 3 cm (18 7/8 x 6 5/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Buckskin, beadwork

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



One side ornamented with a geometric design, worked with strings of beads tacked by parallel lines of sewing about one centimeter apart. Design is blue, red and white on a green ground, further ornamented by a row of tassels near the top, composed of red feathers and metal, and a beaded thong.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection