Wooden comb with nine teeth and twine wrapped around the terminal.
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander comb
L216 x W55 mm
Wooden comb with twine.
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.