The Hadendoa were deemed by the British to be the fiercest warriors which they had faced. They were made famous by Kiplings poem Fuzzy Wuzzy, (a name given by the British in reference to their teased hair arrangements), in which they broke the infantry square at Tamai in 1884, and captured two machine guns. The voluminous hair was teased up with, then mounted with a comb identifying the owners clan.

10 1/2" with three tapered tines. The upper divided into panels delicately incised in bands of diamonds, hounds tooth and hatches. Excellent with good patina.

Stock Number: 98-193

$85.00

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All items purchased from Faganarms are accompanied by a signed and dated Certificate of Authenticity with the name of the item and its unique item number for future reference.

Certificates are suitable for display with your item, and can easily be mounted in a 8½" x 5½" frame. Our certificates are printed on an acid free 65lb cardstock. This means your certification will not turn yellow or deteriorate over time.

HADENDOA HAIR COMB C.1885

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