This Kaguru comb is surmounted by a standing female figure. With one hand on her breast and the other cradling her stomach, she expresses a maternal gesture. Adorning the body of the comb are incised linear and cross-hatched decorations.
Among many cultures in Tanzania, elaborately carved combs such as this would have been given by men to women as bridal or dowry gifts.
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