Papua New Guinea State/Province
Gulf of Papua New Guinea See full details
Wooden comb with elaborate incised design upon terminal and eleven teeth.
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander comb
L220 x W44 mm
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.