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Comb (Hair - grooming tool)

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Object Number:
AF875
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Bashilele
Provenience:
Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:
African
Materials:
Wood
Technique:
Carved
Description:
Wooden comb with twelve long, thin teeth. Both the handle and base of the comb are of woven plant fiber in dark and light colors.
Worn thrust into a top knot of hair, the nape of the neck and the front of the head above the forehead being shaved. A cord is tied around the base of the top knot. Very similiar designs are used in wood-carving by the Bushongo and the Bashilele. The latter are an independent branch of the former people.
Similiar to AF874.
Credit Line:
Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff
Other Number:
432   -   Other Number

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