Peine

Description
This whimsical example of a hand-made tortoiseshell comb, may be in the shape of a whale.
Description (Spanish)
Este es un caprichoso ejemplo de peine hecho a mano con caparazón de tortuga, probablemente en forma de ballena.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
late 19th-early 20th century
Place Made
Puerto Rico
Physical Description
tortoiseshell (overall material)
Measurements
overall: .2 cm x 2.6 cm x 11.1 cm; 1/16 in x 1 in x 4 3/8 in
ID Number
1997.0097.0289.006
accession number
1997.0097
catalog number
1997.0097.0289.006
Credit Line
Gift of Teodoro Vidal
subject
Daily Life
Puerto Rico
Household Tools and Equipment
Hairstyling
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Domestic Furnishings
Vidal
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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