Hand Carved Ancient Egyptian Comb Reproduction-Apricot Wood
HoonArts Fair Trade, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is your doorway to the rich and colorful artisan world of Central Asia, the heart of the ancient Silk Road. This item is an example of the unique handmade products that HoonArts has carried in the past. Visit the HoonArts website [https://www.hoonarts.com] to check out what’s currently in stock, and explore more about this little known region.
Is Egyptology your passion? ThisÂ unique comb, a limited edition reproduction of an ancient Egyptian comb on display in the Mummies Gallery at the Penn Museum, is hand-carved from solid apricotÂ wood in two sizes.Â What a perfect gift for that hard-to-please history buff! For the walnutÂ wood versions of this same comb, click here.
- Hand-carved by Master Sodiq of Tajikistan
- Large Size (Replica of Original Egyptian Comb-64 Fine Teeth): Approx.Â 4 7/8″ X 3 7/8″
- Small Size (Slightly Smaller than Original Egyptian Comb-54 Fine Teeth): Approx. 4 1/16″ x 3 9/16″
To read more about the history of the original comb and how Master Sodiq came to reproduce it today, read our blog on “What Do Egyptian Mummies Have to Do with a Modern Tajik Artist”, Part 1Â and Part 2.
Master Sodiq is a fifth-generation woodcarver from the ancient Silk Road city of Istaravshan, Tajikistan, which just celebrated its 2500th anniversary. Â His hand-carved wooden products are famed throughout Central Asia, including his combs, which have been awarded the UNESCO Seal of Excellence. Â For more information about Master Sodiq, click here.Â
Artisan Group: Sodiq Zaripov
Learn about the artisans we work with: https://www.hoonarts.com/pages/about-artisans
Rikki Quintana founded HoonArts Fair Trade in a leap of faith in 2014, working with master artisans in Tajikistan who had no reliable western outlet for their beautiful handcrafted products. Since then, she’s expanded the business to include products from artisans in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Her long-term fair trade partnerships with internationally renowned artists make it possible to offer unique and authentic handcrafted fashion and home decor items that are not available anywhere else in North America. HoonArts also offers travel tours, live and recorded online experiences and master classes, and other behind-the scenes education, making HoonArts your go-to “Doorway to the ‘Stans.”
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