Arts of the Pacific Islands
Wood, plant fiber, dye
6 3/4 x 2 3/8 x 1/4 in. (17.1 x 6 x 0.6 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Marcia and John Friede and Mrs. Melville W. Hall
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Kwaio. Comb (Faa), 20th century. Wood, plant fiber, dye, 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)
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Trapezoidal comb with long teeth of dark brown tree fern wood. Handle of very intricately and tightly plaited plant fibers in complex geometric patterns, in yellow, dark brown, and red, which are plaited around and contains the top parts of the teeth slats. Three natural fiber woven bands demarcate each section.
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