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Comb helu

Comb helu

Place: Tonga
Category: Combs

coconut leaf midribs, plaited fibre, Tonga, l. 17 cm, w. 6.3 cm, Hanover 1854, No. 16

Forster Register B.11: ‘a comb’

The comb consists of fifteen small sticks held together by a weave of coconut fibres. The three-cornered handle of this comb is similar to that of Oz 162. Inken Köhler, Ulrike Rehr, Gundolf Krüger