Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Northwest Coast peoples
  • awl, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • bone, carving
  • Object Length/Width: 16.3 x 1.1 cm
    Object Length/Width: 6 3/8 x 3/8 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4987

The bone awl has a shaft that tapers to a point. The opposite end is flattened and rectangular.