Head Comb

Production date
1951
Country
Papua New Guinea
State/Province
Gulf of Papua New Guinea
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Description
Wooden comb with twelve teeth and an incised geometric band at bottom of head for both sides. "Education School KEREMA" incised and filled with blue and red ink on one side of the terminal.
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander comb
Maker
Measurements
L217 x W67 mm
Media/Materials description
Wood, paint.
Signature/Marks
Education School KEREMA
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.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.
Registration number
E12322

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