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Comb made of palmwood, with four teeth and (eclectus?) parrot feathers tied to the top of the terminal.
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander comb
L293 x W60 mm
Wood, parrot feathers, 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.