Three Ornamental Hair Combs from the Solomon Islands
- Sold for:
- American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3185B
- Date / Time :
- December 01, 2018 10:00AM
Three Ornamental Hair Combs from the Solomon Islands, 19th century, possibly Malaita Island, many segments of dried coconut-leaf midrib, bound together by a decorative lashing of fine coconut fiber in two shades, held by a fine woven band at the middle of the comb, (some loss), lg. 10 1/4, 8 1/2, and 7 3/4 in.
The combs have some missing teeth; one has ten, one has sever, and one has two tines missing or broken
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