Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small knife
  • unknown Ifugao maker
  • small knife, late 1800s–1966
  • Where object was made: Philippines
  • metal, wood, plant fiber, weaving, incising
  • Object Length/Width: 13.5 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 5 5/16 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3592.08

The small knife has a wooden handle wrapped with five bands of woven plant fiber. The rounded blade is incised near the end with a leaf-like design.