VINTAGE HAND CARVED ETHNIC TRIBAL BUFFALO HORN CEREMONIAL HAIR COMB ORNAMENT WITH DISPLAY STAND, VERY LARGE WITH CARVING OF FEMALE & ROOSTER, USED DURING FESTIVITIES, RITES OF PASSAGE AND SUCH, COLLECTED ON THE PREMISES, LATE 20TH CENTURY, INDONESIA
COLLECTIBLE HAND CRAFTED HAIR DECORATION, ONE OF A KIND: HAND CARVED AND HAND ETCHED BY TRIBAL ARTIST.
Genuine older hand carved Indonesian Water Buffalo Horn hair ornament with a female ancestor carving on the handle, to protect the owner from dark magic, and a rooster on the comb itself which represents new life every dawn. It comes with a custom stand. ITEM SP2.
Total size with stand: 14 1/2" x 6", spoon alone 9 1/2" x 6"
Such decorations were worn by the privileged during ceremonies, weddings, and temple celebrations.
The comb bears all the different tones and shadows a buffalo horn can have: the buffalo material has a beautiful transparency and veins of different browns (when you look at it in the sunlight) reminiscent of turtle shell (what combs used to be made of in the past).
Very elegant hand-carved & hand etched with exquisite carving detail, created from 1 whole water buffalo horn. It carries great traditional significance since, ancestors, buffalo and roosters were revered.
Please note! Indonesian water buffalo horn and bones are not on the endangered species list, in fact no buffalo is, from the American Buffalo to the Asian or African buffalo.
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