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leather needle case
  • Hausa-Fulani peoples
  • leather needle case, 1980
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • leather, metal, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 31 x 2 x 2 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 12 3/16 x 13/16 x 13/16 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • C2011.054
Description

Cone shaped leather needle case with cover, on a thin leather string. The case is a light brown leather with a rounded, dark brown bottom and there are several metal needles inside. Outside of that is a red leather cone sewn down one side that slides up an down the leather string to reveal the needles below. The leather string is undyed.