Papua New Guinea State/Province
Central Province See full details
Wooden comb with eight teeth and twine wrapped around the terminal.
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander comb
L276 x W51 mm
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.