African combs

Like the elephants, giraffes and bowls carved in ebony, African combs took their place beside an array of items meant to tempt the few tourists who wandered the streets of Dar es Salaam.

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Photo courtesy: Daderot — Wikimedia Commons

I bought a number of these items over the years, but now regret that a comb wasn’t among my memory collection.

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