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Vintage Spanish Tortoise Hair Comb Large

Vintage Spanish Tortoise Hair Comb Large


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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