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Awl Case

Chiricahua Apache1875/1900

Grand Teton National Park, National Park Service

Grand Teton National Park, National Park Service

The awl is one of the most important tools used by American Indian women. Earlier awls were made from bone. After the arrival of traders and merchants, metal awls were made from large needles with wooden handles for puncturing holes in native tanned buckskin for sewing.

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Details

  • Title: Awl Case
  • Creator: Chiricahua Apache
  • Date: 1875/1900
  • Location: Southwest
  • Contributor: Grand Teton National Park, National Park Service
  • Photographer: David Swift
  • Measurements: L 33.5, W 7.5 cm
  • Material: Buckskin, glass beads, silver, tin
  • Current Location: Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center
  • Catalog Number: GRTE 5766
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