hair comb

Chokwe people

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This is one of the many personal items from Central Africa. Hair combs not only served their utilitarian purpose of hair care, but were objects of prestige passed on from generation to generation. This example probably belonged to men.

Object Information

culture
Chokwe people
creation date
1890-1950
materials
wood, leather, metal
dimensions
No measurement details.
accession number
2002.206
credit line
Gift of Thomas D. Slater
copyright
No Known Rights Holder
collection
African Art
colors

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