Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Cameroon or Nigeria
  • comb, late 1800s–1966
  • Where object was made: Nigeria or Cameroon
  • wood, cotton, wool
  • Object Height/Width: 17 x 8 cm
    Object Height/Width: 6 11/16 x 3 1/8 in
  • Gift of Barbara Michener
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3488

The trapezoidal comb has wooden teeth woven with cotton and wool at the narrow end of the trapezoid. The woven portion has a dark brown field and an unbleached stepped triangle between two stepped right triangles.