Papua New Guinea
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Wooden comb with seventeen teeth and a crocodile embossed on both sides and 5 palm trees incised in top on obverse and reverse. SOARI.
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander comb
L248 x W103 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.