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Sioux Beaded and Quilled Buffalo Hide Knife Sheath, From the James B. Scoville Collection

thread and sinew-sewn on buffalo hide; the top has a sky blue, navy blue, red white-heart, and white beaded geometric design; rows of blue and purple quillwork with rectangular hide patches with green pigment line the remainder of the bag; brightly quilled rawhide slats are attached to the tops and bottoms edges; overall length 18.5 in.
fourth quarter 19th century

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
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