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Catalog Number 10082-106
Title Awl Case; Beaded
Object Name Case
Description Rawhide tube wrapped with sinew-strung glass seed beads and leather tail with tin cone jingles. A thin leather strap is attached to the top and back of the awl case. The beadwork on the awl case is done in a striped pattern, with thick bands of black beads alternating with white beads. The awl has two tails made of leather, with black and white beadwork on the sides. Two tin cones with red feather centers are placed at the base of the tails and 4 more tin cones are placed at the bottoms of the tails.
Culture North American Indian
Material rawhide, sinew, glass beads, metal, feathers
Used USA: Nebraska (Madison), Madison
Length (in) 14.125
Width (in) 0.75
Depth (in) 0.087
Diameter (in) 5
People Wolf, Otto W.
Smart, Edward
Other Name Case, Awl
History According to donor file this was given to Otto Wolf in the early 1900s by Dr. Edward A. Smart of Madison, Ne. Unsure how Dr. Smart acquired them. Otto died in 1961. Biographical information about Otto is in file.
Collection Wolf, Otto