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: 49 x 17 cm
    Object Length/Width: 19 1/4 x 6 11/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3525

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