TYPE OF OBJECT: Curved knife

CULTURAL CONTEXT: Everyday use

DESCRIPTION: Native American knife sheath in three parts, two bones and one leather, with bone sections copper-riveted together and decorated on one side with three engraved caribou, on the other with engraved overlapping circles. Leather portion sewn with sinew.

GEO-CULTURAL AREA: Subarctic

ETHNOLINGUISTIC GROUP: Algonquian

CULTURE: Innu

PROVINCE OF ORIGIN: Québec

END OF PRODUCTION: 1900 C

MATERIAL: leather; bone; sinew; metal; copper

METHOD OF MANUFACTURE: traditional; carved; cut; assembled; engraved

MOTIFS: animal; caribou; geometric; circle
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