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Comb Kwere (N° 22840)

French African art collection.
Prestigious African comb with a traditional doll motif. Light brown satin smooth patina. The Zaramo and the tribes around them designed dolls generally associated with fertility, but to which other virtues would be attributed. Its primary role is played during the period of confinement of the young initiate Zaramo. The novice will behave towards the object as with a child, and will dance with it during the closing ceremonies of the initiation. In case the young woman does not conceive, she will adopt the "child". Among the Zaramo, this carved motif is repeated on the top of canes, decorates ritual objects, such as combs, hairpins, and even appears on burial posts.  

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OriginCollection française.
EthnyKwéré
CountryTanzanie
Material(s)wood, perles
Height cm24
Width8 cm
Weight0.20 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle inclusOptional

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