Bear / Eagle Shaman Comb

Alder, Paua Shell, Pigment,
Metal Stand
  |   $2,100

Barratt was inspired to carve this comb when by a comb in a historic collection. On this creative process, Barratt said, “While creation is the joy for every artist, there is something mystical about following a predecessor’s creative path from time to time.  In many ways, it is like having a silent teacher.”

“Carving one comb made it clear just how ideal its dimensions are for challenging one’s design, composition and carving skills!  So I immediately carved a second one with an ‘abstract’ Eagle and a more familiar traditional box design of a bear.  One can only hope that such combs come back into fashion as they are fun to carve!”

– Robert Barratt