Papua New Guinea State/Province
Gulf of Papua New Guinea See full details
Cassowary bone comb, two pronged, incised geometric decoration on grid.
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander comb
L220 x W22 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.