About this object

A double edged comb. The body of the comb is cut from a piece of bamboo, that has been slit across one end and fitted with a series of tightly packed teeth. These are held in place with piece of cotton yarn that is criss-crossed inbetween each tooth and then wrapped at the end.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century Late
  • Materials
    Bamboo; Yarn Cotton
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of John W Innes Wright
  • Collector
    John W Innes Wright
  • Place collected
    Asia: Southern Asia: India: West Bengal: Darjeeling
  • Date collected
    1898 before
  • Measurements
    80 mm x 74 mm x 12 mm; 3 1/8 in x 2 15/16 in x 1/2 in
  • Related people
    John W Innes Wright ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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