From the 1920s comes this vintage Southwest Native American knife sheath, composed of leather and glass beads. The dark brown leather body of the knife sheath was hand-sewn with sturdy elk hide to hold securely a knife; it also has elk-hide fringe that has curled due to age. The diverse colored glass beads on the front of the sheath create a stunning traditional Southwest design.
This knife sheath is in great vintage condition. Though the leather itself is a bit stiff, the sheath is not damaged in any way. A thin leather thong has been knotted to create a hanger for the sheath for display. There appear to be no missing beads to beautiful handiwork of the glass bead front panel. Please see accompanying photographs for conditions issues.
This gorgeous tribal relic would make a wonderful addition to any collection of Native American artifacts as well as a great conversation piece for your living room, library or office.