Plains Tribe Artist
Knife Case, n.d.
Leather and beads
17 x 2 3/8 x 3/8 in. (43.18 x 6.03 x 0.95 cm)
glass beads and leather
Beaded knife sheaths were common among Native Americans. This Apache case might appear to hold a large knife but in actuality, a blade cannot be inserted beyond a couple of inches. The flap secured the knife in the case. Apache beadworkers employed the lane or lazy stitch technique in decorating accessories such as pouches, sheaths, and hats. Linear patterning with alternating colors, as seen here, was a frequenly used design by Apache artists.
Kathleen Howe, Nuance of Sky: Edgar Heap of Birds Invites Spirit Objects to Join His Art Practice (Claremont: Pomona College Museum of Art, 2013), 16 illustrated/color.
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This object was included in the following exhibitions:
- Nuance of Sky: Edgar Heap of Birds Invites Spirit Objects to Join His Art Practice , 1/21/2013 - 4/14/2013
- Overall Dimensions: 17 x 2 3/8 x 3/8 in. (431.8 x 60.33 x 9.53 mm)
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Nuance of Sky.
Nuance of Sky
Pomona College Museum of Art.
Page Number: 16
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