Head Comb

Production date
Unknown
Country
Papua New Guinea
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Description
Comb made of bamboo with incised geometric design and thirteen teeth.
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander comb
Maker
Production place
Measurements
L156 x W82 mm
Media/Materials description
Bamboo
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
E6991

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