Antique English Carved Bone Knitting Needle Guards * Circa 1890
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Antique English Carved Bone Knitting Needle Guards * Circa 1890:
Antique Carved Bone Knitting Needle Guards
Circa 1890 * English
knitting needle point protectors is carved
of bone* in a nicely turned pattern. The
condition is excellent with no chips, cracks or other damage. They are
connected by an elastic band so the guards can be tightened over the
Each guard measures 2 1/8" long and they were used to cover a set of double pointed knitting needles so that the knitting wouldn't slide off. A pair are shown stretched over the needles on p. 201 of Gay Ann Rogers' book An Illustrated History of Needlework Tools.
*This item is made of bone from a domestic cow (bovine) and not from an endangered species.
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