(qw-0006) Porcupine Quilled Powwow Sheath



This Small Quilled Woman’s Porcupine Quilled Powwow Sheath. It Is Identified By The Collector As Being Arikara From The Upper Missouri River.

  • Porcupine Quilled Powwow Sheath
  • It is an interesting piece, probably from the 1950s or 1960s judging by the tin cones.
  • It is braintanned buckskin that has been ochered yellow with natural pigment paint.
  • The quillwork is tight and small and understated in its design.
  • There is a four directional design running through the piece atop a simple stepped linear design.
  • The blue quills are faded and have two quills that have some kind of damage to it.
  • The braided handle ends in two tin cone drops from which hang red dyed horsehair.
  • A similar drop hangs at the end of the knife.
  • These beautiful knife sheaths were worn in parades and powwow gatherings.
  • This is in lieu of an actual knife to symbolize a woman’s knife.
  • The interior is rawhide.
  • The actual knife sheath is 6 3/4″ long x 2 3/8″ wide.
  • With the handle and drop it hangs 16″ long.
  • Native American Quillwork


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