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Apatani Bamboo Comb

Apatani Combs, used by the Apatani and Nishi tribes of Arunachal Pradesh, are carved out of a single piece of bamboo. These combs have widely spaced teeth on one side and closely spaced teeth on the other. The two sets of teeth are separated by a nodal ring. The internal nodal ring is cut flat and the outside edge is retained as a decorative element.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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