Collection: Fenn

Item Number: FCAWL7661803

Category: Case - Awl

Region: Plains

Tribe: Cheyenne

Period: 1875-1900

Materials: Leather, sinew, glass beads, tin cones, bone, hair

Description: Similarly made awl cases each containing a bone tool. The one-piece cylinder leather with the edges sinew stitched together and beaded to cover the edges. Beaded two-tongue flaps are sewn to the tops and horse hair decorates the extremities.

Dimensions: Length of longest awl case 15 inches


Hanson, James A., Spirits in the Arts: From the Plains and Soutwest Indian Cultures, The Lowell Press, Kansas City, 1994, pp 93

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