Hobo and Tramp Art Carving: An Authentic American Folk Tradition

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A vibrant tribute and how-to introduction to a craft that was once immensely common yet has become rare today. Hoboes used to use their pocketknives to whittle distinctively whimsical pieces, many containing a characteristic ball-in-the-cage or chain design. Tramps, on the other hand, made more functional items using chip-carving techniques on cigar-box wood. Learn how to reproduce hobo and tramp art, and make candlesticks, a neckerchief slide, a picture frame, and more. A glorious, full-color gallery of pieces, a variety ...

Hobo and Tramp Art Carving: An Authentic American Folk Tradition 1995, Sterling Publishing (NY), New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780806931852

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