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Solomon Islands Comb

Sub Tribe

East Kwaio

Country Of Origin

Solomon Islands

Region

Malaita

Date

19th early 20th century

Size

17 cms (6¾ ins)

Materials

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.

References

  • Waite, Deborah B.. Artefacts from the Solomon Islands in the Julius L. Brenchley Collection. British Museum Publications. London. 1987. pp.63,64. Fig.838
  • very similar to one in the Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tonarewa . Registration Number FE011778

Price

Price on request

Reference No

335

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