Mescalero Apache Beaded Hide Awl Case

sinew-sewn on thick hide decorated with yellow and red pigment, having rows of fringe and tin cones; beaded using white, green, sky blue, black, red white-heart, and royal blue
length 11.75 in.
fourth quarter 19th century

Provenance:From a Northeastern Pennsylvania Collection


Hide is somewhat stiff. Some tin cone fringe loss and rust on tin cones. Bead loss throughout, most noticeable at opening.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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