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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Native American; American Indian; Haida; Tlingit; Tsimshian; Tahltan
Title:Sewing awl
Date Made:19th or early 20th century
Type:Textile Working Tool
Materials:Mountain goat horn, copper alloy, and iron
Place Made:North America; United States; Alaska; Juneau
Measurements:Overall: 1 1/4 in x 9/16 in x 5 in; 3.2 cm x 1.4 cm x 12.7 cm
Accession Number:  MH 19.G
Credit Line:Gift of Mary Gage Peterson (Class of 1865)
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Sharp metal piercing end surrounded by black stone carved in a fish/serpent like shape; the animal's mouth surrounds the metal end.

Tags:
Native American; Native American; Native American; indigenous people

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https://museums.fivecolleges.edu/detail.php?t=objects&type=ext&id_number=MH+19.G

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