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Catalog Number 11343-46
Title Awl Case; Beaded, Geometric
Object Name Case
Description Rawhide tube wrapped with sinew-strung glass seed beads and leather tails with tin cone jingles. Opening flap is triangular shaped piece of leather decorated with multicolored glass beads with one tin cone jingle with red dyed feather center. A thin leather strap is attached to the top and back of the awl case. A pale green cotton cord is tied around the neck of the awl opening. The beadwork on the awl case is done in a striped pattern, with thick bands of dark blue and white heart red beads alternating with multicolored beads. The awl has a tail made of two strips of leather, with white, yellow, dark blue and white beadwork on the sides. Each tail has a pair to tin cones with red feather centers attached to the end of it with cotton cord. The base of the dails also has a pair of feather centered tin cones. A pointed wooden awl or stick is stuck inside.
Culture North American Indian
Material glass beads, metal cones, feathers, leather, sinew
Length (in) 2
Width (in) 0.75
Depth (in) 0.875
Other Name Case, Awl
Credit line Do No Credit, N/A, N/A
Collection NSHS Ethnographic Temporary Number Collection