Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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knife and scabbard
  • Ifugao or Negrito peoples
  • knife and scabbard, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Philippines
  • metal, wood, plant fiber, carving, braiding
  • Object Length/Width: a 57 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: a 22 7/16 x 1 3/8 in
    Object Length/Width: b 42.5 x 4.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: b 16 3/4 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of the Olga E. and Lt. Colonel Raymond H. Hollis family
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3505.a,b

The knife (2007.3505.a) has a long blade and dark brown wooden handle. The edge opposite the cutting surface is decorated with a wavy line created from a series of scallops. The scabbard (2007.3505.b) is made of a light colored wood, wrapped with braided plant fiber bands at regular intervals.