Head Comb

Production date
Unknown
Country
Papua New Guinea
State/Province
Milne B
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Description
Comb made of bamboo, incised with geometric designs, encircled by twine above and woven between the eight teeth.
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander comb
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Production date
Unknown
Measurements
L418 x W75 mm
Media/Materials description
Bamboo, twine
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
E9993

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