Papua New Guinea State/Province
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Wooden comb with seven teeth and a rod of cloth tied to the terminal with twine.
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander comb
L219 x W41 mm
Wooden comb with a rod of cloth tied to the terminal with 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.