Comb Cleaner, Made from Part of a Porcupine Tail

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We used a piece of porcupine tail, covered with stiff bristles, to clean the teeth of combs. It was often fastened by a thong to the comb or comb box.

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Personal Items, Tools
 

Zone

The Land Has Memory — The Recent Past
 

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Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada
 

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