A Native American Crow Woman’s Beaded Buckskin Sewing Awl Case

A Native American Crow Woman’s Beaded Buckskin Sewing Awl Case

1800 to 1900 USA

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A Native American Crow Woman’s Beaded Buckskin Sewing Awl Case
Buckskin, glass seed beads, tin and rawhide
Circa 1870

Size: 30.5cm long – 12 ins long
Crow women would wear attached to their belts a sewing awl case together with a cased flint and steel for starting fires and a whetstone. Like the other nomadic tribes of the Great Plains the Crow needed a variety of containers in which to carry their belongings, and their geometric beadwork designs were used to decorate soft skin pouches for use as containers for a variety of small objects, as well as to decorate the larger saddle bags, gun cases, cradles and tobacco pouches.
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Height 30.50 cm (12.01 inches)
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