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Vintage large hand carved wooden African ceremonial comb


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Pre 1960: Item # 1409100

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This large traditional Suriname Maroon wood comb has identical carvings on both sides and would have been worn for ceremonies. The Suriname Maroons were originally sub Saharan African slaves that were brought to and escaped from the Caribbean plantations. They fled to the hills where they established their own villages far beyond the the Spanish "authorities"who then ruled the Caribbean Islands at the time. The comb is 14.5 inches tall and 3.5 inches at the widest. It dates from the 60's when it was brought to the US as a souvenir and packed away (not exposed to any light) until the early 2005 ...when I bought if from the estate....