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Woven Rattan Comb
Teke People, Congo
height: 16.2cm, width: 5.7cm
This fine example of an early comb from the Teke people of the Congo comprises long wooden teeth held together by rattan finely woven into geometric
patterns above a brief border of woven twine.
A related example is illustrated in van Cutsem (2005,p. 52).
The example here has clear age, a fine patina and the most minimal loss. It is a superb example.
van Cutsem, A., A World of Head Ornaments: Africa, Asia Oceania, America, Skira, 2005.
Provenance: old, private UK collection
Inventory no.: 4824
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