Arts of the Pacific Islands
Wood, plant fiber, dye
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Gift of John W. Vandercook
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Kwaio. Comb (Faa). Wood, plant fiber, dye, 2 1/8 × 6 1/4 in. (5.4 × 15.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of John W. Vandercook, 51.140.8. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 51.140.8_bw.jpg)
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Dark brown wood and fiber comb. The wooden teeth splints are tightly woven together by fiber woven design in two panels. The top panel yellow fibers form a repeating diamond design with interior yellow dots. The second panel consists of three yellow-on-red woven fiber bands, lashing together the wooden teeth splints. Three natural fiber woven bands demarcate each section. 20 dark brown wooden teeth fan from the woven top.
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