Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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antler awl
  • Ayoreo peoples
  • antler awl, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • mazama antler
  • Object Length/Diameter: 12 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 4 3/4 x 3/4 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5307

The short, straight antler is used to punch holes in leather, especially in manufacturing shoes.