This rare hair pin, crafted from bone, derives from the Darfur region of western Sudan. In order to sculpt this pin, the artisan would have used a type of early hand-turned lathe exclusive to Sudan and Ethiopia. The pin has been made in three sections with a decorative band of ebony inserted between the lower and upper section. The pin exhibits a lovely tapered form which culminates into a thin pointed end.
Estimated Period: First Quarter 20th Century
H (Excl. Stand): 17cm