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Decorative comb

Group: Bagobo


Photograph copyright: F. de Jager

Description

The comb is hand-made of turtle shell. Cotton tassles are decorated with beads and small brass bells. More or less similar combs occur among several groups in the
SE Mindanao area.

Dimensions:
Comb: width: appr 12 cm., sligtly curved, height (highest): 4,3 cm.
Tassles: varying in length from appr. 7 cm. to appr. 32 cm.
Bells: diameter from 0,9 cm. to 1,3 cm.


Bagobo woman wearing a decorative comb
Photograph courtesy Paul Brinkman

Remarks

Ethnic group: Bagobo, and other neighbouring tribes

Location: SE Mindanao


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