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Ashanti Comb

Africa, Ghana

Comb Ashanti kingdom, modern Ghana, West Africa.

Wood; H.20 cm

Bayern Museum, Germany.

From the Egypt of the Pharaohs, such combs, are found everywhere in black Africa: Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Angola, Chad, Niger, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Guinea… Material culture, objects of care, the texture of the hair, nature of the hair (racial index for anthropology descriptive physics): deep cultural unity of the black world, since Antiquity.

  • African Civilisation, Carving
  • Wood
  • 350cm in Height
  • Pan African Heritage Museum

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