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This beaded awl holder, with the bone awl still inside, was donated to the Kansas Historical Society. It was given to the donor's mother by a member of the Kaw tribe. Awls were usually made from deer bone and used as a perforating tool in soft material, like hides, and possibly in basket and pottery manufacturing. The awl case is made of buckskin and decorated with white, light blue, pink and dark blue beads in a spiral pattern.

Date: 1868-1873

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Item Number: 451096
Call Number: 1980.96.276 Nicholson donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 451096

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