Head comb

Production date
Unknown
Country
Papua New Guinea
State/Province
Western

Description
Wooden comb with fifteen teeth and a modern design incised into the terminal on both sides. SOARI.
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander comb
Maker
Measurements
L.199 x W.87mm
Media/Materials description
Wood
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.
Registration number
E6327

State/Province

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