Malaita Islander. <em>Comb</em>, 20th century. Black palm, dyed cane, 6 3/4 x 2 3/8 x 1/4 in. (17.1 x 6 x 0.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Marcia and John Friede and Mrs. Melville W. Hall, 87.218.80. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 87.218.80_bw.jpg)


Artist:Malaita Islander

Medium: Black palm, dyed cane

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Dates:20th century

Dimensions: 6 3/4 x 2 3/8 x 1/4 in. (17.1 x 6 x 0.6 cm)


Accession Number: 87.218.80

Image: 87.218.80_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Trapezoidal comb with long teeth of dark brown bamboo. Handle of very intricately and tightly plaited plant fibers or grasses in complex geometric patterns, in yellow, dark brown, and red, which are plaited around and contains the top parts of the teeth slats. Condition: Almost pristine. On a metal stand.

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