326 Old Silver-Encased Ornamental Wooden Comb

A fine-toothed comb encased in silver.

Sometimes these combs were left in the hair after combing and doubled up as ornaments. The bell dangles with sound in this case, suggest that this comb also had an ornamental use.

Age unknown but estimated to be from the 1960s-1970s

India


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This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.

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