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Object description

  • Plains artist
  • Awl case, before 1934
  • Leather, glass, metal, wood
  • Great Plains, United States
  • L: 13 in, W: 1 1/2 in (L: 33.0 cm, W: 3.8 cm)
  • Gift of Alice B. Wilson, 1939
  • E23462


Essex Institute Collection


This is an awl case with a wooden awl inside. The case has a tubular shape with a cap and a wooden rod. It is decorated with bead work designs of multicolored chevrons. There is a double strap which hangs from the bottom decorated with tin tassels and a small blue band. One of the tin tassels and some of the glass beads have fallen off.