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Set of Two Crochet Hooks

ca. 1975 Dennis Bosch Born: Cincinnati, Ohio 1948 cattlebone part A: 5 1/2 in. (14.0 cm) part B: 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase 1975.166A-B Not currently on view

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“Although I realize the importance of technology, I also feel it is important to maintain the quality of crafts that have been so much of our tradition.” Dennis Bosch

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Dennis Bosch carved these two crochet hooks from cattle bone, decorating the tops with carved gargoyles. Bosch’s admiration for Japanese carved objects is evident in the simple lines and in the mythical creatures that his pieces suggest.


decorative arts

Crafts - Other

animal parts - bone

About Dennis Bosch

Born: Cincinnati, Ohio 1948