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Bamboo comb with 6 tines and a panel of pyrograved decoration comprising triangles, zig zags and irregular cross hatching.


comb (hair ornaments)

Broad category
Anthropology: Ethnography
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  comb (hair ornaments)
object name (local):  bamboo comb
object name:  comb (hair ornament)
object name:  comb

Torres Straits Islands, Australia; Oceania
Additional place information
made or collected:  Torres Strait Islands 

Additional material & technique information
material: bamboo (overall)
overall: 203.2 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 203.2 mm

Related subjects
object name: combs (general & multipurpose)
object name: combs (hair ornaments)

Record created 2000-01-22 by EOLIVARI
Record last updated 2018-01-29 by XGVIEWS

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