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.
Comb: width: appr 12 cm., sligtly curved, height (highest):
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