• Culture/People:

    White Mountain Apache

  • Object name:

    Awl case

  • Native term:

    its'al bizis

  • Date created:


  • Place:

    Arizona; USA

  • Media/Materials:

    Deerhide/deerskin, glass bead/beads, metal cones, brass button/buttons, hide thong/babiche, ochre, sinew

  • Techniques:

    Sewn, lazy/lane stitch beadwork, edge beaded, colored, strung

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Formerly in the collection of Elizabeth Howard Bancroft (Mrs. Joseph Bancroft, 1871-1941) and possibly that of her father General Oliver Otis Howard (1830-1909); donated to MAI by Mrs. Bancroft in 1936.

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