The splendid artistic achievements of the Luba are due to a felicitous intermingling of different racial and cultural elements, and to the high standards prevailing at the court. Luba arts counts amongst the finest that Africa has to offer. The Luba are best known for their carved stools, divination bowls (mboko), bow stands, standing and sitting woman figures, combs, and others. Elaborately carved and decorated combs in a rich array of forms are worn as hair ornaments. This comb is one of them.