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Dogon hairpin, fish design (2) Africa Mali Width : 1 3/8 inch Height : 5 inch Depth : 5/8 inch Bronze hairpin depicting a fish (probably a silurid) which symbolizes abundancy. Note the prominent fins.

Dogon hairpin, fish design Africa Mali Width : 1 inch Height : 5 inch Depth : inch Bronze hairpin depicting a fish (probably a silurid) which symbolizes abundancy. Note the prominent fins.

Accessoires de coiffure, peigne à cheveux, épingles, barrettes, tiares, couronnes, harkamm, peineta, pettini | Creative-museum

Bronze Dogon comb Africa Mali Width : 2 inch Height : 8 inch Depth : inch Bronze hairpick with ancestor figure on a horse, probably cast thanks to the lost wax process.

Yaka Comb, Dem. Rep. Congo, 19th–20th century.

Comb (yisanunu) century Geography:Democratic Republic of the Congo Culture:Yaka peoples Medium:Wood Dimensions:H.

Peigne Asmat de Papouasie (2)

Peigne Asmat de Papouasie (2)

The Boa people live in the Northern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Their art features masks with prominent, round ears, which signify alertness in a warrior. This comb is symbolic. Both the head and ears are round circles, and the ears are at arms length to give balance to the piece. I don’t think a Western modern artist could have done better.

Hair pin from the Boa people of DR Congo, mid wood with red seed eyes.

Mossi copper hair pin, Burkina Faso  AMNH

Mossi copper hair pin, Burkina Faso AMNH

Africa | Chameleon hair pin from the Dogon people of Mali | Bronze | mid 1900s.

Chameleon hair comb, Dogon, Mali, bronze, ca.

Africa | Classic bronze pendant from the Lobi people of Burkina Faso | 2 000 € ~ sold

Africa | Classic bronze pendant from the Lobi people of Burkina Faso | 2 000 € ~ sold

Hairpin Burkina Faso

Hairpin Lobi, Burkina Faso Brass Early century Ex Andre Blandin collection (published: "Afrique De L'Ouest Bronzes and Autres Alliages"; Figs 3 and Ex Galerie LeLoup Paris 2001 7 in :: 18 cm

Somalian carved wood comb (4) Male comb finely incised with geometric design dyed with black pigments.

Somali carved wood male comb/ shaalo/ gafeedh, finely incised with geometric design and dyed with black pigments.

1898 Zulu snuff spoon/comb. Stockholm world cultures museum

Stockholm world cultures museum

Tanzania | Hairpin from the Kwere or Zaramo people | Wood

Tanzania | Hairpin from the Kwere or Zaramo people | Wood

Africa | 3 Hairpins from the Zaramo people of Tanzania | Wood with brown patina | a Zaramo or Kwere husband gave his wife a hairpin either when the first daughter was born or when they moved into their own house. Afterwards the hairpins were worn as ornaments on festive occasions. | 300€ ~ Sold:

Africa | 3 Hairpins from the Zaramo people of Tanzania | Wood with brown patina | a Zaramo or Kwere husband gave his wife a hairpin either when the first daughter was born or when they moved into their own house. Afterwards the hairpins were worn as ornaments on festive occasions. | 300€ ~ Sold:

Burkina Faso | Bracelet from the Gan people | Bronze | c. 1960/1970 | 390€

Burkina Faso | Bracelet from the Gan people | Bronze | c. 1960/1970 | 390€

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Africa | Three hair pins from the Zande people of DR Congo | Ivory | late 20th century.

These three Century hairpins with masks are ivory. They were made by the Zande people who live in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Zande also inhabit portions of South Sudan and the Central African Republic.

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