|Title||Carding Combs Paddles Pair Nigeria African Art|
|Type of Object||Card Cotton|
|Country of Origin||Nigeria|
|Materials||Wood, cotton cloth, wire|
|Approximate Age||20th century|
|Overall Condition||Fair. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners. Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use. We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings. Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.|
|Damage/Repair||cracked and scraped patinas, well-worn wires, tears in fabric lining; see pictures for details.|
Additional Information: A pair of manual card cotton. The board and the handle are made out of wood. The board is covered with a cotton cloth attached to the board with nails and studs. The cotton cloth is covered with wires. In the back of each card there is an incised icon with the inscription"CARD COTTON". And the tag says made in Nigeria without any other explanation. Such tools were used for carding cotton. Carding is a process by which fibers are opened, cleaned, and straightened in preparation for spinning. Such cards were still in use until recently. The offered pair was extensively used and has some age.