Comb

Production date
1978
Country
Papua New Guinea
State/Province
S High
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Description
Comb made of bamboo, 11 prongs, incised geometric design, filled with red and green pigment.
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander comb
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Production place
Measurements
L298 x W76 mm
Media/Materials description
Bamboo, red and green pigment.
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
E18068

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