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Comb (Hair - grooming tool)

Native NameBu Ati
Object Number:65-10-37
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cashinahua
Provenience: Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area: Amazonia
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Cord
Bone
Resin (material)
Length: 19.3 cm
Width: 12.2 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965

Description

Partially rounded pieces of wood make teeth, bound together by alternating rows of waxed black cord and whtie cord; handle made of 4 long teeth similarly bound; teeth uneven, longer ones outside, shorted ones near handle; ends covered with wax (cf. 65-10-56); split reed bound to teeth between rows of cord; small red, white, yellow feathers at handle end and ends of reed. Women's comb.

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