Hand Carved Comb, West-Africa #1496

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This fine comb has some square carvings on one side and a pyramid carving on the other. Wooden carved combs were worn by the Akan people from 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: West-Africa
  • Good condition
  • Ethnic group: Akan
  • Materials: Wood
  • Weight: ca 36 grams
  • Dimensions: 8 x 13 cm
  • Amount (in stock): 1
  • Damage: Wear and tear, broken piece

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