Large Tortoiseshell Wedding Comb -Timor Sumba Sunda Islands - Indonesia Folk Art XIX

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Large Tortoiseshell Wedding Comb - Timor Sumba XIXth - Sunda Islands - Indonesia Folk Art XIXth
Large Tortoiseshell Wedding Comb - Timor Sumba XIXth - Sunda Islands - Indonesia Folk Art XIXth
380 €

Description

CategoryAsian art
Period19th century
Style
Dimensions
Width 6.3 in
Height5.9 in
Condition Good condition

Large turtle shell wedding comb -
Indonesian folk art XIX -
Timor - Sumba - Sunda Islands - Indonesia
Wedding comb called "hai kara", in tortoiseshell, traditionally offered by their father to girls of marriageable age. The motifs usually represent stories from the Indonesian mythology of the Sunda Islands, related to nature, the tree of life and animals.
Carved decor with finesse and a lot of address because made in round and one piece.
Good condition (all teeth comb).
Note a small lack of three serrations of the decor edge (top center).
Height 15.2 cm x 15.5 cm wide

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