Comb (Hair - grooming tool)
|Current Location:||Collections storage|
|Credit Line:||Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912|
|Other Number||432 - Other Number|
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.
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