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Comb (Hair - grooming tool)

Object Number:62-19-19D
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Gimi
Provenience: New Guinea
Eastern Highlands, New Guinea
Locus: Labogai census district
Hegeturu Community
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Bamboo
Plant Fiber
Height: 26 cm
Outside Diameter:2.2 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leonard B. Glick, 1962

Description

Section of relatively slender bamboo, complete at top then cut away below to form three teeth, two broad with one narrow in middle. Burnt (?) designs of triangles and diamonds. Twisted plant fiber cord passing through hole bored near top.

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