Lot 10: A Fine Prehistoric Inuit weaving Comb

A Fine Prehistoric Inuit weaving Comb, Inuit; Alaska

The comb of fossilized walrus tooth or bone, the upper portion with a stylized heart shaped incised design with linear stepped design above and below. Combs of this type were used to separate the threads in basket weaving and were also a decorative element worn by women in their hair, Long elegant tines. A lovely example. H. 4 1/2"

Property of a New England Private collector

Purchased decades ago from a New England estate with ties to the whaling trade in the 19th Century.

Price Realized: $125

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