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Bamboo comb with fourteen teeth and slim terminal interwoven with twisted bush fibre and banana seeds (x2) tied to the top of the terminal.
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander comb
L490 x W73 mm
Bamboo,bush fibre and banana seeds.
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.