Papua New Guinea State/Province
Western See full details
Wooden comb with twleve teeth and design carved into terminal. SOARI.
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander comb
L232 x W69.5 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.