Head Comb

Production date
Unknown
Country
Papua New Guinea
State/Province
Central Province
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Description
Bamboo comb with thirteen teeth, burnt and incised geometric design with lime put within the incised areas.
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander comb
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Measurements
L228 x W77 mm
Media/Materials description
Bamboo, lime
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
E18030

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