Head Comb

Production date
Unknown
Country
Papua New Guinea
State/Province
Western
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Description
Wooden comb with three teeth, pointed tip in arrow shape.
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander comb
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Measurements
L280 x W22 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.
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E16927

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