Head Comb

Production date
Unknown
Country
Papua New Guinea
State/Province
Gulf of Papua New Guinea
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Description
Wooden comb with four teeth.
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander comb
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Measurements
L245 x W33 mm
Media/Materials description
Wood
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.
Registration number
E5209

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