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Site: 18BC139 Bullís Head Tavern

Context: Feature 9 South ½ (Brick-lined Privy, Rowhouse Lot), Stratum 3, Level 2, Lot 397

Context Date Range: c. 1732-1950

Material: Tortoise Shell

Makerís Mark: None

Inscription: None

Description: This bodkin appears to be crudely made, with an irregular hole and rounding at the end. It could have acted as a bodkin for threading drawstrings and ribbons or it could have been used as a naalbinding needle. Naalbinding is a Scandinavian technique for looping yarn into garments that look similar to crocheted or knitted clothes.