Decorated Bone Hair Comb and Ornament

Decorated Bone Hair Comb and Ornament

1800 to 1900 China / Vietnam

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An Interesting Decorated Bone Hair Comb and Ornament
With a large red cotton pompom worn by Tien women, North Vietnam, Upper Tonkin on the borders of South Yunnan, China
Decorated bone, glass trade beads, wood and cotton
Late 19th century

Size: 58cm long – 22¾ ins long (approx)
Many of the highland forest tribes of Southeast Asia cut off by the mountain ranges have lived in isolation for centuries. These remote scattered groups of nomadic cultivators believe the human head to be a special repository of spiritual power and decorate it accordingly.
Bone, cotton, glass trade beads
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