African wooden combs

This is my little collection of wooden combs from west Africa.

African wooden comb collection

I don't know if they were intended as practical tools, but their usefulness is part of what makes them so appealing. That and their little "faces".

I have strong feelings about many of the tools I use. As a maker, these tools are almost as meaningful to me as the things I make. I created #toolsontuesday to keep up the practice of sharing stories about the tools we use and live with.

Every Tuesday, I share one of my favorite tools. I hope you'll share yours in the comments — it feels good to honor these everyday objects.


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