another African comb

Discussion in 'Tribal Art' started by JohnNL, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. JohnNL

    JohnNL Well-Known Member

    Here's another comb i bought recently. I thought it might be Chokwe? Kind of a wild guess, mainly because i saw some combs of them with somewhat triangular heads like this. this one for instance http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/lot.167.html/2013/africanoceanic-n08994
    The elongated neck with rings you also often see with Ashanti/Akan i think, but not exclusively.
    Any other idea's or more definite attributions?

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  2. JohnNL

    JohnNL Well-Known Member

    Dimensions, dimensions! Rather small comb, 21 x 5,5 x 1 cm
    There seems to be some kind of neck tattoo. And huge eye compared to rest of head.
     
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  3. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Hi,
    These were very common around the east coast of the US when the "Afro" hair style was popular in the 1960s. They were made in Africa by different tribes. Some were gorgeous and others were so so.
    greg
     
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