Bone Workshop

Modern Bone Working in Germany

Although it is not a flourishing branch bone working has survived until today. Some bone workers still practise and at the Berufsfachschule für das Holz und Elfenbein verarbeitende Handwerk (School for the Wood and Ivory Working Handicrafts) in Michelstadt pupils are trained to become bone and ivory carvers.

Fotos: Rudolf Gögl

Needles from Northern Germany from the beginning of the 20th century (left) and bavarian tobacco boxes of deer antler from Rudolf Gögl (right).




Fotos: Armin Kolb

Perfectionism at it’s best: spinning tops from Armin Kolb.