African art > Used objects, pulleys, boxes, loom, awale > Tanzania Comb
Comb whose figurative motif forms a female bust. The hairstyle is divided into two shells, characteristic of the Doé and the Kwéré. Ample ears and eyes encrusted with pearls under a domed forehead make up the main features of the face.
Glossy dark patina.
Height on base: 26 cm.
In the southern coastal region of Tanzania, around Dar-es-Salaam, a relatively homogeneous group produced most of the artistic productions. It includes the Swahili, Kaguru, Doé, Kwéré, Luguru, Zaramo, Kami. The second region is made up of a territory covering southern Tanzania to Mozambique, where some Makonde and the Yao, the Ngindo, Mwéra, and Makua live. In the North-East of Tanzania, the Chaga, Paré, Chamba, Zigua, Massaï, Iraqw, Gogo, and Héhé have an artistic production presenting similarities with ...