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Tattooing Needle

Object Number:50-21-125
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Samoan
Provenience: Samoa Islands
Date Made: Before 1905
Late Date: 1905
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Bone
Wood
Peel
Plant Fiber
Length: 24.5 cm
Width: 4.7 cm
Depth: 2 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Charles J. Moore, 1950
Other Number:L-9-125 - Other Number

Description

Twelve teeth (six broken off). Handle of light wood. Blade in two parts: a plate of bone to which is tied a "comb" of boar (?) ivory. The lashings are of coconut coir. See 50-21-149 and 150.

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