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Elaborate Bodkin


Martha's Vineyard Museum

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About this artifact

This decorative scrimshaw bodkin is a sewing tool. The point of the instrument is used for punching holes into leather, or drawing a cord through a loop. This bodkin is longer than most examples, over 6 inches long. It is carved from ivory.

c. 1860
Width: 1/4" Length: 6 1/2"

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