Collection: Fry

Item Number: Fry0064

Category: Case - Needle Case

Region: Arctic

Tribe: Eskimo

Period: 1875-1900

Materials: Walrus ivory, blue Russian trade beads and sea mammal hide.

Description: This is a characteristic womens' implement for carrying and storing needles, generally made of bone, wrapped in the raw hide within the tube of walrus ivory. The hook enabled the needle case to be carried on a woman's belt.

Dimensions: Length 12.25 inches; Width 0.75 inches


Lure of the Arctic, Cincinnati Art Museum, October 2007 - January 2008

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