Needle and case

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Awl and needle case, 1800s
Eastern Arctic
Carved Walrus tusk

Donor unrecorded
Museum number 1969-43-1

The Inuit woman's skill in preparing warm winter clothing was as essential to the groups survival as the men's ability to bring in food. Women spent much of their time making and mending clothing, especially footwear which wore out quickly.

Needle and case
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