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scabbard for machete
  • Mexico
  • scabbard for machete, 1989
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • leather, metal, stamping
  • Object Length/Width: 101 x 16 cm
    Object Length/Width: 39 3/4 x 6 1/4 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5335

The large leather sheath is for a machete. It has a belt-like strap looped through one side of the open end of the sheath and has a silver colored buckle. Silver colored metal rivets decorate the top and bottom in a flower-like design. There are semicircles stamped along the edges of the three fields defined by pieces of leather. The point has a decoratively cut edge. It is light brown.