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Comb made of wood with six teeth and twine woven through teeth and around terminal.
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander comb
L231 x W64 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.