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'Faa' comb from Solomon Island. Melanesia
'Faa' comb from Solomon Island. Melanesia  - Collectibles Style 'Faa' comb from Solomon Island. Melanesia  - 'Faa' comb from Solomon Island. Melanesia  -
Ref : 74554
3 800 €
Period :
19th century
Provenance :
French private collection
Medium :
Palm blades braided with vegetable fibres.
Dimensions :
l. 3.94 inch X H. 9.45 inch
Collectibles  - 'Faa' comb from Solomon Island. Melanesia 19th century - 'Faa' comb from Solomon Island. Melanesia
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'Faa' comb from Solomon Island. Melanesia

The 'Faa' large ornamental comb was reserved for men from central and northern Malaita Island.

Its positioning in the hair indicated the marital status of its owner.

A comparable copy is kept in the collections of the Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac under inventory number 71.1883.66.15:

"Ornamental comb found in men's hair. Its curved shape follows the shape of the head. Passed on from one generation to the next, the know-how required to produce this object is the prerogative of a few experts. "

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