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Comb (Faa)

Arts of the Pacific Islands

CULTURE Kwaio
MEDIUM Wood, plant fiber, dye
GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATIONS
DIMENSIONS 3 15/16 x 9 13/16 in. (10 x 25 cm)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER X327
CREDIT LINE Brooklyn Museum Collection
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Dark brown wood and fiber comb. The wooden teeth splints are tightly woven together by fiber woven design in two panels. The top panel yellow fibers form a concentric diamond design. The second panel consists of three yellow-on-red woven fiber bands, lashing together the wooden teeth splints. Three natural fiber woven bands demarcate each section. 28 dark brown wooden teeth fan from the woven top.
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