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A handsome faux tortoiseshell bandeau type hair comb from the Art Deco period

CONDITION: good vintage condition

SIZE: 3 x 7 ins (7.5 x 18 cm)

APPROXIMATE DATE: 1910s – 1920s

MATERIALS: celluloid, rhinestones, metal

DESCRIPTION:

This comb is of the type called a bandeau or shingle comb, because in wear it encircles the back of the head rather like a bandeau. It was characteristically worn above a low chignon if the wearer had long hair. This is a design that was popular in the period 1910-25.

The collage picture shows sitters from contemporary photographs, revealing the fashionable hair style and wearing similar ornaments.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

During this period, many women had their hair cut short in the extremely short crop called the "shingle", but later regretted it. These combs were designed to hold the growing wisps of hair at the nape of a lady who had decided to re-grow her hair, where it was not yet long enough to be gathered into a chignon. Sometimes the hair was long enough to roll over at the nape. The wide part of the comb encircled the back of the head, like a bandeau, and kept these short locks tidily in order.

Item ID: DUP17-10-048


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Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: brown, Size: 3 x 7 ins (7.5 x 18 cm)

Art Deco bandeau style hair comb faux tortoiseshell hair accessory

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