Wooden comb main content.

Wooden comb

Part of Northwest Coast Hall.

Kwa_4.9.2.Girlsusedwoodencombs_hero

Exhibition Text

Girls used wooden combs to scratch their heads, an act for which use of the fingers was forbidden during the puberty ritual.

Collection Information

Catalog No: 16 / 6790 Field No: 34
Culture: KWAKWAKA'WAKW, DZA'WADEENOX
Locale: BC, TSAWATEENOX
Country: CANADA
Dimensions: L:10 W:7 [in CM]
Acquisition Year: 1899
Donor: HUNT, GEORGE

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