Category Archives: African Hair Comb

Prices are rising for African combs

On September 15, 2009, a comb from the Ivory Coast made from Hippopotamus bone sold for $1200 at Sotheby’s. It featured a bird on top of a woman’s head, a symbol of fertility. Last Friday, May 13, another comb of … Continue reading

Posted in African Comb, Creative Museum, Ivory Coast comb, Sotheby's | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

We’re Back!

My server is up and running again. I’m so happy! Thank you brother Josh!!!!! We have a new author. Announcement tomorrow. Here is a beautiful Ashanti comb from the Lazar collection, which was on display at the Oceanside Museum of … Continue reading

Posted in African Hair Comb, Ashanti comb | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Creative Museum: Facing Me, Facing You

African intellectual history came alive when sculptors placed figures on top of hair combs. These ideas are beautifully shown in Facing Me, Facing You, a video narrated by the Creative Museum.

Posted in African Hair Comb, Creative Museum | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sterling Silver Ashanti Comb

A friend pointed this out to me from E-Bay France. It is a masterpiece, and the way-too-expensive 850-euro price tag reflects it. There were only three copies made in the Nefertiti Gallery, located in the Dakar Region of Senegal. One … Continue reading

Posted in African Hair Comb | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

The African Aesthetic

Catherine Olliveaud and Alain Touzinaud, whose inspiring collection is featured in The Creative Museum have acquired some notable pieces of African art, which has a rich tradition of anthropomorphism, or carving emotions into animals, which display a profound understanding of … Continue reading

Posted in African Hair Comb | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

African Crowns of Ancestors

There is a book called, “Powerful Headdresses: Africa and Asia,” which documents the collection of Mrs. Myrna Brind, the wife of Philadelphia philanthropist, Ira Brind. On the cover is a chief’s crown of the Dogon People, who live in the … Continue reading

Posted in African Hair Comb | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Art Nouveau and Art Deco in One Face

Art Nouveau’s dedication to the natural world ignited European artists from 1890 – 1905. However, brilliant design has many faces, among them fashion still worn today. In the book, Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration from Africa, author Hans Sylvester reveals a … Continue reading

Posted in African Hair Comb, Art Deco, Art Nouveau | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Accra, Ghana

The illegal e-waste trade is thriving in Accra, Ghana. Young men burn old computers to extract and sell the copper. Photographer Quedraogo, a finalist in the Prix Pictet Competition, shows “The Hell of Copper.” A young man balances a crown … Continue reading

Posted in African Hair Comb | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Creative-Museum.com

There is a completeness to this 2500-comb collection, as it spans the whole world and time. Most individual collections specialize. This museum brings together the love of many in a dazzling display of hair comb art. The pictures are a … Continue reading

Posted in African Hair Comb, American Hair Comb, Chinese Hair Comb, English Hair Comb, French Hair Comb, German Hair Comb, Indian Hair Comb, Indonesian Hair Comb, Italian Hair Comb, Japanese Hair Comb, Nazi Hair Comb | Tagged , | 2 Comments

The Solomon Islands

This comb comes from the Solomon Islands of Australia. Its curve was made by a flattened hand. Twenty-five dark-brown tapered wooden prongs form the teeth. The top is held together with thin strings of woven plant fiber, creating compatible red … Continue reading

Posted in African Hair Comb, Australian hair comb | Tagged , , | Leave a comment