Arts of the Pacific Islands
Wood, plant fiber, dye
3 15/16 x 9 13/16 in. (10 x 25 cm)
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Brooklyn Museum Collection
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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