Beaded Knife Sheath with Tin Cone Fringe

A small, well worn Northern Plains beaded knife sheath with a row of small tin cones in pairs spaced along the outside of the sheath.  It is missing a pair of cones at the bottom and one other along the edge.  The beads used are small cobalt blue, green and red white hearts on a greasy yellow background.  The knife, which dates to the 19th C,  came with it when I bought it although I don't know if it was original to it.  The rawhide back of the sheath shows great wear.

L. 7 1/4": W. 2"

c. 1880-1890

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