Solomon Islands Comb
Country Of Origin
19th early 20th century
17 cms (6¾ ins)
Fern wood and orchid fiber
These decorated combs called Faa are worn by men as hair ornaments. The combs are decorated with plaited fiber,"Adi is the yellow orchid fibers used and taka is th tissue of the coconut palm died red with a root called geru.
- Artefacts from the Solomon Islands in the Julius L. Brenchley Collection. British Museum Publications. London. 1987. pp.63,64. Fig.838 .
- Registration Number FE011778 .
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