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Destination: Kumasi , Ghana

It’s the original Afro pick! As evidenced by the number of barbershops and beauty salons that line the streets of Kumasi, being well-coiffed in the Ashanti capital is must, and there’s a long tradition of wearing combs like this one, which we purchased from Mr. Abubakar Muhammad. The figures carved into the handles are very similar to akuaba, or fertility dolls. Abenna, which means “Tuesday,” in Twi, is what the Akan—or at least a lot of them—name a girl born on the second day of the week.


In Akan culture the comb (called afe in Twi) is both a token of affection, given to women from admirers or husbands-to-be, and also—like so many Akan crafts—a medium of communication. Designs refer to a... Read More

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9.7 x 3.8"

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