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Needle Case (Germany), 1815–35

This is a Needle case. It is dated 1815–35 and we acquired it in 1957. Its medium is label: stamped leather covers, painted silk leaves lined with wool. It is a part of the Textiles Department department.

This object was donated by Estate of Mrs. Lathrop Colgate Harper. It is credited Gift of the estate of Mrs. Lathrop Colgate Harper.

  • Needle Case (USA), Created before 1947
  • carved, incised, painted wood; incised tundra swan wing bone (humerus).
  • National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, 21/800.
  • 17.2012.3

Its dimensions are

H x W: 8.5 x 7 cm (3 3/8 x 2 3/4 in.)

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Needle Case (Germany), 1815–35; label: stamped leather covers, painted silk leaves lined with wool; H x W: 8.5 x 7 cm (3 3/8 x 2 3/4 in.); Gift of the estate of Mrs. Lathrop Colgate Harper; 1957-180-48

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