comb (hair ornaments)

Wooden and bone comb. The teeth of the comb are made up of long, thin, wooden sticks. The handle of the comb is bone. The handle and a horizontal stick hold the teeth in place. A black and cream colour plant fibre pattern is woven between the handle and the stick. The wooden stick that separates the teeth is painted black. Red feathers decorate both ends of this stick. Black, yellow, orange and white feathers decorate the bone that the wooden teeth are attached to.

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