Specialist maker of historical objects in bone, horn, antler, mammoth ivory and boxwood.
Present in several historical markets each year.


Welcome to the website of Bikkel en Been.

Bikkel en Been has been replicating historical bone objects and using historical working techniques for over 15 years, supplying replicas of archaeological finds to museums and private customers all over Europe.


Besides replicas of objects in bone, horn, antler, wood and mammoth ivory, we offer demonstrations of historical bone working and wood turning, lectures on working bone in past and present times and bone working workshops for university/archaeology students.



Postage within the Netherlands € 4,95

Postage within Europe € 13,00

Postage outside Europe € 18,00



New artefact:







Now available, bone cross (nr 631)

price € 5,95


Now available, Celtic cross of bone (nr 633)

price € 9,95





Events 2021

weekend 24 - 25 July

Historical market in Meppen with the Archeological Museum Emsland (D)

From Roman to Medieval


Monday 8 August to Sunday 15 August

Medieval  market in Visby (S),Kapitelhusgarden and

workshops making bone needles

14th century A.D.

link: https://www.kapitelhusgarden.se




Are you organising a historical event or market? You may want us to be there. Read more...

Who are we

Bikkel en Been was officially founded in 1997. In Dutch, "Bikkel" means "knucklebone", both  the ankle bone of even-toed ungulates and the game played with it, and "Been" means bone, our primary material. Read more...

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