Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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awls
  • Hawazma peoples
  • awls, 1983–1984
  • Where object was made: Kurdufān (present-day Southern Kordofan), Sudan
  • metal, wood, incising, pigment
  • Object Length/Diameter: each 8.5 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: each 3 3/8 x 9/16 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0265.01,2
Description

These are two awls with wooden handles.

2007.0265.01 is a small cylindrical piece of wood. It is a light natural color with cross hatching. It has a long silver-colored metal point.

2007.0265.02 is a small cylindrical piece of wood. It is a light natural color with three incised bands and a band of deep zigzags at the top. It has a long silver-colored metal point.

They were used for weaving, leatherworking, etc.