This whimsical example of a hand-made tortoiseshell comb, may be in the shape of a whale.

Date Made: late 19th-early 20th century

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

Place Made: Puerto Rico

Subject: Daily LifeHousehold Tools and EquipmentHairstyling


See more items in: Home and Community Life: Ethnic, Cultures & Communities, Domestic Furnishings, Vidal


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Teodoro Vidal

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1997.0097.0289.006Accession Number: 1997.0097Catalog Number: 1997.0097.0289.006

Object Name: comb, hair

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


Record Id: nmah_602747

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