Notes on Culture & Antique Art, Ethnic Decor & Vintage Fashion | Wovensouls Art Gallery
Beauty can be exhausting ….
Because there is no end to the numbers that can offer this delight.
With all the freedom in the world to look at beautiful objects, it gets tiring to look at all and enjoy each one wholeheartedly!
So sometimes I stop and do other things – more mundane, less joyous.
But soon enough along comes a stunner and takes my breath away.
So here I am looking at combs!
Who would’ve thought that combs would be selected as objects to make beautiful …
But I guess when you are on a tropical island with swaying palm trees, amazing breeze, enough fish to eat and surrounded by time, one’s mind would be driven to adding beauty to everything around … and maybe, the first thing that was subjected to the act of beautification was the comb!
And so we have amazing combs produced in the islands of Moluka and Tanimbar – places that I learnt about only by traversing the teeth of the combs, figuratively speaking.
An interesting account on Tanimbar with a few illustrations:
“A Japanese Soldier’s Ethnography of Molu Island (Tanimbar): Ken Sasaki’s Account (1944-1945)” by Peter T. Suzuki
Want to see some works of art? Click on the image below to visit the Tanimbar Comb gallery on wovensouls.com