Spade Shaped Ethnic Ashanti Comb #1476

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A fine Ashanti comb with a shape of a spade and a carving of a bird on a Ashanti stool. Wooden combs were used by the Akan tribes from Ghana and other parts of West-Africa. The combs could be given as a gift and were also presented at marriages. A woman could own one or more combs depending on her wealth, status or beauty.

Provenance: Private collection. F.d.G in NL / Tribal Art Treasures


  • 20th century
  • Origin: Ghana, Africa
  • Excellent condition
  • Ethnic group: Ashanti/Asante
  • Materials: Wood
  • Weight: ca 63 grams
  • Dimensions: 7 x 23 cm
  • Amount (in stock): 1
  • Damage: None

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