Papua New Guinea State/Province
Western See full details
Wooden comb with twelve teeth and a crocodile carved into the handle of the terminal.
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander comb
L377 x W82 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.