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Vintage Spanish Tortoise Hair Comb Large

Vintage Spanish Tortoise Hair Comb Large

$65.00

Gorgeous Large Spanish Hair Comb (Peineta) that is made of faux tortoise shell. It has rich brown and caramel tones made from an early plastic, (most likely Celluloid). Large fan-shaped convex arch featuring a traditional open work design with two flamenco dancers in the center. It has five 2½"  long curved teeth. 

These Spanish hair combs, known as peinetas, date back to 19th century Spain to be worn under mantillas, long lace veils. The mantilla is a common element in Valencian and Andalusian flamenco costumes. This Fantastic Hair Comb came from an antique store in Spain.

  • In Excellent condition
  • No chips or cracks
  • Circa 1950's

      Total Size: 6¾ x 5 inches

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