Head Comb

Production date
Unknown
Country
Papua New Guinea
State/Province
Central Province
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Description
Wooden comb with eight teeth and twine wrapped around the terminal.
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander comb
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Measurements
L276 x W51 mm
Media/Materials description
Wooden comb with twine wrapped around terminal.
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
E1712

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