Comb

Production date
1960s
Country
Papua New Guinea
State/Province
Enga
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Description
Comb-bamboo, 11 prongs (2 partially broken) and incised geometric design on handle
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander comb
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Production place
Measurements
L270 x W67 mm
Media/Materials description
Bamboo
History and use
Melanesian men are more likely than women to wear hair combs as part of their ceremonial dress. Worn mainly as dance ornaments, these combs are now commonly sold to tourists and serve a more everyday function.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.
Registration number
E18249

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