Papua New Guinea State/Province
Wooden comb with fifteen teeth and a modern design incised into the terminal on both sides. SOARI.
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander comb
L.199 x W.87mm
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.