Knife Case, ca. 1890

  • Chippewa, Native American

Beads, wool, plant fiber (possibly cotton)

  • Framed: Overall: 14 1/2 × 4 3/4 inches (36.8 × 12.1 cm)

Founders Society Purchase

81.176

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Hearts (motifs)
  • Beading (edging pattern)
  • Vine scrolls
  • Floral patterns
  • Beading (process)
  • Embroidering
  • Plant fiber
  • Cotton (fiber)
  • Tassel
  • Wool (textile)
  • Glass
  • Beadwork
  • Sheath
  • Minnesota
  • Browns valley
  • Wisconsin

Provenance

said to be collected by a missionary near Browns Valley, Minnesota, USA. Richard A. Pohrt [1911-2005] (Flint, Michigan, USA); 1981-present, purchased 1981 by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Rights Status

Chippewa, Native American, Knife Case, ca. 1890, beads, wool, plant fiber (possibly cotton). Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, 81.176.