MOUNTING SYSTEMS FOR ETHNOGRAPHIC TEXTILES AND OBJECTS
Gail Sundstrom Niinimaa
5 KNIFE SHEATH
The small knife sheath was attached to the fabric-covered matboard by a small, fabric-covered tab which was inserted into the sheath and attached to the fabric-covered backing board by hand stitching. The friction of the insert against the artifact was sufficient to hold it in place. Silk crepeline was used to secure the native tanned buckskin thongs by stitching in place to the backing board, since there was some concern that the thread alone would cut into the fragile thongs. (Figure 3).