Sunday, March 14, 2010

Hair Comb - Solomon Islands, New Acquisition

A very fine Solomon Islands hair comb.These decorated combs, called Faa, are worn by men as hair ornaments. The combs are decorated with plaited fiber. Yellow orchid fibers are used as well as the tissue of the coconut palm died red with a root called geru. Fern wood and orchid fiber

Marc and Denyse Ginzberg Collection

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