sheath (general & multipurpose)

Sheath for hatchet formed of a spathe, possibly from a banana plant. A rectangular section has been cut out and folded to form an envelope, joined where the two sides overlap by stitching with a strip of vegetal fibre, and along one cut side by a similar method.

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