Tribal Knife Holder
Probably from the Nung people in northeast Vietnam, this finely carved block is attached to a belt and worn at the waist to hold a knife away from the body. Utility knives are routinely carried by most men in the hills. The carving on this one is exceptional and is colored with red and dark green lacquer. Note the writing in the detail photo- it is probably a name. Condition is very good. 20th century.
Size: 5.25 in. x 2.18 in. x 1 in.