Head Comb

Production date
Apr 1968
Country
Papua New Guinea
State/Province
Milne B
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Description
Wooden comb with twelve teeth and designs incised into the terminal. SINATA.
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander comb
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Production date
Apr 1968
Measurements
L269 x W80 mm
Media/Materials description
Wood
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
E14158

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