Hair and grooming have always played an important role in the culture of Africa and the African Diaspora. The traditional African comb or pick has played a crucial role in the creation, maintenance, and decoration of hair-styles for both men and women.
Share your photos with us
We would love to see your photographs of the objects in this exhibition, as well as your own combs and hairstyles. To share with us, please tag your photos @ afro_combs. And don't forget to follow us so you can see updates about the exhibition!
How to follow us on Instragram
Open Instagram > click on the compass rose icon (left of camera) > type afro_combs into the search bar > open the account > click Follow.
Please note: When taking photographs within the Museum we ask that cameras and camera phones are hand-held, and that you do not use flash photography. This is because many of the objects have pigment on the surface, even when it is invisible to the naked eye, and flash photography damages them.