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Scrimshaw Bodkin


Martha's Vineyard Museum

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About this artifact

A bodkin is a tool used in sewing. The point of the instrument is used for punching holes into leather, or drawing a cord through a loop. This decorative scrimshaw bodkin is carved from ivory and has two parallel circles at its top.

c. 1860
Width: 7/16" Length: 3 9/16"

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