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Comb helu

Comb helu

Place: Tonga
Category: Combs

coconut leaf midribs, plaited fibre, Tonga, l. 11 cm, w. 5 cm, Inv. Oz 160

Humphrey No. 180-184 (cf. Oz 159)

In this comb, twenty small sticks are held together by a weave of red-brown and dark brown strings at the grip end. The sticks of this comb also radiate slightly outward from each other like a fan. Inken Köhler, Ulrike Rehr, Gundolf Krüger