Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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wooden scabbard
  • Asia
  • wooden scabbard, late 1800s–2007
  • wood, plant fiber, carving, incising
  • Object Length/Width: 52 x 11 cm
    Object Length/Width: 20 1/2 x 4 5/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3526

The wooden scabbard has a heavily embellished top and tip. The top is decorated with a floral looking design that flares to the wide side, which would be the cutting edge if a knife were present. It has a flared tip. It is wrapped with thin strips of light colored plant fiber between the decorated top and tip, covering most of the scabbard.