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Sewing Scissors

ca. 1975 Michael Riegel Born: Hannibal, Missouri 1946 steel length: 3 7/8 x 1 5/8 in. (10.0 x 4.0 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase 1975.161 Not currently on view


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Michael Riegel has made mechanical toys and functional tools from a wide variety of metals. He constructed these sewing scissors from forged and annealed carbon steel stock. The curved handles show his interest in Japanese weapons and armor from the fifteenth through seventeenth centuries.

Keywords

decorative arts

Crafts - Metal

metal - steel

About Michael Riegel

Born: Hannibal, Missouri 1946