Set of Two Crochet Hooks

  • Dennis Bosch, Set of Two Crochet Hooks, ca. 1975, cattlebone, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1975.166A-B

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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.

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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

Title
Set of Two Crochet Hooks
Artist
Date
ca. 1975
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
part A: 5 1/2 in. (14.0 cm)
part B: 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

Mediums
Mediums Description
cattlebone
Classifications
Object Number
1975.166A-B
Palette
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