Papua New Guinea State/Province
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Wooden comb with a modern interpretation of a human head in profile, with nine teeth - SOARI.
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander comb
L360 x W77 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.