comb (hair ornaments)

Hair comb with 13 tines of black palmwood, and one tapering handle tine. Several triangular tesserae of chambered nautilus shell are inset in parinarium gum, decorating the handle.

Comb ornament of separate sticks bound with fibre and consolidated with putty, blackened and inlaid with pearlshell. Combs of this type are characteristic of southeast Solomon Islands, particularly Makira and Ulawa but also south Malaita.

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