A Fine Old Soloman Islands Comb from Malaita

A Fine Old Soloman Islands Comb from Malaita

1800 to 1900 Soloman Islands

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A Fine Old Soloman Islands Comb from Malaita
Late 19th Century

Size : 20 cm high
8 ins high
Provenance : Sold by the descendants of a Suffolk family whose uncle lived in New Zealand in the first quarter of the 20th century
These handsome combs are made from lenghts of tree fern decorated with interwoven strips of orchid vine and coconut palm. Worn as hair ornaments by both men and women, they come from the interior of Malaita and are circulated by exchange to other parts of the Soloman Islnad group.
Dimensions
Height 20.00 cm (7.87 inches)
Medium
tree fern , vine coconut palm and dye
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