Turtle shell comb with eleven teeth (two partially broken, two completely broken off and one missing). Terminal is pierced and designs incised into the surface of the terminal.
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander comb
L252 x W61 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.