Case for awl, 1870 - 1875 circa (East Dakota, Yankton or Santee)

Astuccio per punteruolo, 1870 – 1875 circa (Dakota dell’Est, Yankton o Santee)

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Leather, wood, glass count (stitch embroidery "lazy", covering stitch and festoncino embroidery)


C.A. 461


Donation of Missioni Cattoliche Americane, 1893

Pencil case for awl. It was carried by women hanging on the belt. Inside was kept a needle made from a bone splinter that was used to sew leather clothes. The embroidery identified the owner of the object