Needle, Sewing

Object number
01.311 AB
Creator
Unknown
Date
circa 1875
Description
Two curved cylindrical-shaped needles, the eye in "A" is larger than the eye in "B." Made from walrus ivory. Pre-2009: Catalogued in 1981 as sail needles; more likely net needles. Relate to maritime industries. Stuart Frank 11/04/2009: According to Frank, these are not net needles but are Alaskan Eskimo needles made from walrus ivory. Date originally classified as 1700-1800 changed to 1850-1925 per Frank's assessment. Also "netmaking" removed from objname per frank's assessment.
Materials
ivory